flight path

noun

: the path in the air or space made or followed by something (such as a particle, an airplane, or a spacecraft) in flight

Examples of flight path in a Sentence

No other planes were on their flight path.
Recent Examples on the Web And moving the bombs bursting in air away from the San Jose Mineta International Airport flight path means air traffic won’t need to be shut down during the show, either. Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, 8 June 2024 Avoiding turbulence will lead to longer and more convoluted flight paths. Connor Sturges, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 May 2024 The sustained banking motion that a moth maintains to keep its back to the light results in a relatively unperturbed, orbiting flight path around the lightbulb. Gary Stix, Scientific American, 14 May 2024 Although the Houthis claimed responsibility, the sophistication of the strikes and the flight paths of the drones suggested an Iranian hand. Robert Malley, Foreign Affairs, 9 Feb. 2021 See all Example Sentences for flight path 

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flight path was in 1908

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“Flight path.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20path. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

flight path

noun
: the path in the air or space made or followed by something (as a particle, an airplane, or a spacecraft) in flight

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