fly-by-wire

adjective
\ ˈflī-bī-ˌwī(-ə)r How to pronounce fly-by-wire (audio) \

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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“Fly-by-wire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fly-by-wire. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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