Dictionary

fly–by–wire

adjective \ˈflī-bī-ˌwī(-ə)r\

Definition of FLY-BY-WIRE

:  of, relating to, being, or utilizing a flight-control system in which controls are operated electrically rather than mechanically

First Known Use of FLY-BY-WIRE

1968

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: fly campPrevious Word in the Dictionary: fly–by–nighterAll Words Near: fly-by-wire
March 29, 2015
discomfit Hear it
To thwart or disconcert
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears