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, in the meaning defined above

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