fly·over | \ ˈflī-ˌō-vər \

Definition of flyover 

1 British : overpass

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My son and a friend participated in the eighth or ninth parade doing flyovers in vintage World War II airplanes. Carolina Gusman,, "Julian Fourth of July parade founder takes center stage as grand marshal," 28 June 2018 Children are invited to decorate their bikes, trikes, buggies, wagons and themselves, and can line up with their parents at the park at 10 a.m. The Trojan Thunder Formation Demo Team will do a flyover. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Everything you need to know about Fourth of July in Milwaukee and the suburbs," 6 June 2018 The league's latest maneuver is only more of the same pandering, no more or less sincere than a 1968 stadium flyover. Sally Jenkins,, "The roots of the NFL's national anthem controversy stretch to the 1960s and Vietnam," 27 May 2018 After getting married at Tavares’ Pavilion on the Lake, many couples do a flyover of their wedding party before heading to a honeymoon destination. Nancy Moreland, The Seattle Times, "Ready for takeoff: A nervous flyer takes on America’s Seaplane City," 3 July 2018 Across the country, in both metropolitan hubs and flyover states, Amazon, FedEx, and UPS were listed in the top five companies making the most positive impact. Grace Donnelly, Fortune, "These Are the Fortune 500 Companies Loved by Both Urban and Rural America," 11 July 2018 Five flyover ramps will make up the interchange between the I-10 and South Mountain Freeway. Laura Gómez, azcentral, "South Mountain Freeway construction: Are we almost there?," 21 June 2018 Hudner died in 2017 at the age of 93 and was laid to rest in April in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors that included a flyover by current members of his old squadron. Travis Andersen,, "Ship named after Korean War hero Thomas Hudner will be commissioned in Boston," 13 June 2018 The Victory Day parade in Red Square -- which features tanks and missile launchers and a flyover by military aircraft -- is its centrepiece. Nathan Hodge, CNN, "Why this year's Victory Day parade in Red Square matters," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of flyover

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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