fly in

1 of 2

transitive verb

: to switch (a railroad car) by a flying switch

fly-in

2 of 2

noun

1
: an act of flying to a destination
planned the fly-in of the rescue planes
2
: an outdoor theater planned for the patronage of persons remaining in their private planes compare drive-in
3
: a gathering (as at a small airport) of flying enthusiasts who arrive by private plane

Word History

Etymology

Noun

from fly in, verb

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“Fly in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fly%20in. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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