Definition of pilotry in English:

pilotry

noun

  • The office or function of pilot; the art or skill of piloting a vessel. Also figurative: guidance, leadership; control, mastery.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Joseph Harris (1704–1764), astronomer and assayer. From pilot + -ry.

Pronunciation

pilotry

/ˈpʌɪlətri/