flying bridge

noun

Definition of flying bridge

1 : the highest navigational bridge on a ship
2 : flybridge

Examples of flying bridge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each flying bridge is painstakingly cut by hand using a small piece of boxwood, requiring skilled artisans a full day to achieve its finish. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 3 Sep. 2021 Pilot Kevin Monaco takes the lead in guiding the ship’s docking from his position on the flying bridge while Webb works on the bridge and another pilot takes watch on the bow. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, 19 Mar. 2019 On the captain’s fly bridge, naval maps flutter in spring breeze and the engine order telegraph is pointing at idle. Washington Post, 23 May 2018 In May, the company is scheduled to launch a 61-foot sport fisherman with a large salon, fly bridge and three state rooms. David Lyons, Sun-Sentinel.com, 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of flying bridge

circa 1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flying bridge was circa 1909

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Last Updated

8 Sep 2021

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“Flying bridge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flying%20bridge. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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