fly·​bridge ˈflī-ˌbrij How to pronounce flybridge (audio)
: an open deck on a cabin cruiser located above the bridge on the cabin roof and usually having a duplicate set of navigating equipment

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The salon also comes with one of our favorite features, a dumb waiter that shuttles food and beverages to the flybridge, avoiding the need to carry everything up steps. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 21 Nov. 2022 The flybridge, for instance, comes fitted with a large Jacuzzi that’s surrounded by sun pads, along with a bar and dining table. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 27 May 2022 There’s also a second cruise station above on the flybridge. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 14 Nov. 2022 The hardtop is unusual because, while a sliding panel offers the cockpit both sun and protection, a side ladder and slide-over glass panel turns it into a mini-flybridge with two sunpads. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 31 Oct. 2022 The flybridge’s aft lounge can be equipped with a cozy American bar, while the cockpit can be fitted with a dining area or a shaded relaxation spot. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 14 July 2022 The wide-body 56-footer, which has benefitted from many upgrades over the years, comes with three staterooms, a large flybridge for entertaining and a wet bar. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 26 Aug. 2022 The elegant superyacht, which left the Italian builder’s La Spezia yard on Thursday, spans an imposing 130 feet and is the largest model in Riva’s flybridge range. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 29 July 2022 The flybridge, for instance, can be either open (above), semi-enclosed or fully enclosed depending on the level of protection desired. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 30 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flybridge was in 1962

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“Flybridge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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