flying bridge


Definition of flying bridge

1 : the highest navigational bridge on a ship

Examples of flying bridge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "America's New Energy Coast," 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, "Ex-Yugo autocratic leader’s iconic yacht given new life," 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,, "New models touted at Palm Beach boat show, but brokers want more listings," 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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“Flying bridge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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