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

Definition of flyover

1 British : overpass

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This year, in addition to the annual concert and fireworks display in D.C., President Donald Trump will give a speech at the Lincoln Memorial complete with tanks and a flyover of jets. Claudia Harmata,, "John Stamos Supported by Wife Caitlin and Son Billy at A Capitol Fourth Rehearsal on the West Lawn," 4 July 2019 The Salute to America event featured flyovers and the presence of military vehicles on the National Mall. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, "Top images from President Donald Trump’s Salute to America celebration," 4 July 2019 As part of the event, Trump will deliver remarks and will view a flyover of military aircraft. Christina Prignano,, "What to know about President Trump’s Salute to America," 3 July 2019 Trump said with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the White House in an appearance that included a thundering flyover of two U.S.-made F-35 fighters. David S. Cloud,, "U.S. will send more troops to Poland in a move likely to anger Russia," 12 June 2019 The state hosted a fact-finding trip to south Louisiana for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that included a flyover of the state's eroding coast. Mark Schleifstein,, "$566M recommended for coastal restoration, hurricane protection in fiscal year 2019," 21 Feb. 2018 More: Check out the onboard footage from pilot's cockpit during Indy 500 pre-race flyoverFollow IndyStar sports producer Akeem Glaspie on Twitter at @THEAkeemGlaspie. Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, "Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske to visit Donald Trump at White House today," 10 June 2019 Following the ceremony, which included flyovers by U.S. and French planes, Trump flew over historic Pointe du Hoc, where Army Rangers scaled cliffs on D-day to capture German artillery. Eli Stokols,, "Trump marks 75th D-day anniversary and heralds ‘unbreakable’ alliances," 6 June 2019 Springsteen is, of course, the latest in a myriad celebrities to take solace in the amber waves of grain of flyover country. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Even Bruce Springsteen Has Joined The Yeehaw Agenda," 26 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of flyover

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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