flyby

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noun fly·by \ˈflī-ˌbī\

Definition of flyby

plural

flybys

  1. 1 :  a prearranged usually low-altitude flight by one or more airplanes over a public gathering (such as an air show)

  2. 2a :  a flight of a spacecraft past a celestial body (such as Mars) close enough to obtain scientific datab :  a spacecraft that makes a flyby

1953

First Known Use of flyby

1953


FLYBY Defined for English Language Learners

flyby

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noun fly·by \ˈflī-ˌbī\

Definition of flyby for English Language Learners

  • : a usually low flight past a group of people at an air show, during a parade, etc., by an aircraft or group of aircraft

  • : a flight of a spacecraft past a planet, moon, etc.

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