flying bridge


: the highest navigational bridge on a ship

Examples of flying bridge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The aft end of the flying bridge is open, designed for alfresco living. Kevin Koenig, Robb Report, 17 Jan. 2024 The captain stands on the flying bridge as the crew casts off. Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2023 Lastly, a massive flying bridge yawns aft from the pilothouse, and houses an alfresco dining table, a propane grill, and a Steelhead Marine CT2500 davit for tender-launching duties. Kevin Koenig, Robb Report, 14 Nov. 2022 Next, the scientists climbed up to the flying bridge for bird and marine mammal observations. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Oct. 2022 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,, 23 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of flying bridge was circa 1909

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Cite this Entry

“Flying bridge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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