fly·​over | \ ˈflī-ˌō-vər How to pronounce flyover (audio) \

Definition of flyover

1 British : overpass

Examples of flyover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will travel to Mt. Rushmore on Friday for an early Fourth of July fireworks celebration and flyover, the first of its kind in more than a decade. Leah Asmelash, CNN, "Native tribal leaders are calling for the removal of Mount Rushmore," 2 July 2020 The graveside ceremony concluded with a six-helicopter flyover. Brieanna J. Frank, The Arizona Republic, "'A man after God's heart': Family, friends gather for funeral of slain Phoenix police Cmdr. Greg Carnicle," 30 June 2020 In response to the recent flyover, Molder said the City of Columbia has its own story to tell. al, "’America has one flag,’ says Tennessee city home to Confederate group that flew banner," 26 June 2020 Trump plans to attend the Mount Rushmore event and celebrate the actual holiday from the White House with events that include a military flyover. Fredrick Kunkle,, "‘Salute to America’ cost double the usual July 4 activities," 26 June 2020 That is why, on what would otherwise have been an ordinary Wednesday in June, Red Square reverberated under the weight of hundreds of armored vehicles, more than 12,000 marching troops, and a massive flyover by 75 combat aircraft. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, "Why does World War II still hold such a grip on Russia?," 25 June 2020 The Louisiana National Guard plans a helicopter hospital flyover in five cities Wednesday to honor first responders and health care workers. USA TODAY, "Vaccine research, firework plans, school rules: News from around our 50 states," 27 May 2020 The president is reportedly expected to attend at a July 3 flyover at Mount Rushmore. Fox News, "White House announces plans for Fourth of July celebrations," 20 June 2020 Goodyear discourages residents from traveling to see the flyover, and suggests people watch from their homes and practice social distancing. Robin Goist, cleveland, "Goodyear Blimp to fly over Northeast Ohio hospitals beginning Monday to thank health-care, essential workers," 12 June 2020

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First Known Use of flyover

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flyover was in 1901

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“Flyover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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