fly·​over | \ ˈflī-ˌō-vər \

Definition of flyover

1 British : overpass

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The festivities began with a service at Westminster Abbey and were continued as guests made their way to Buckingham Palace to watch the flyover of the iconic airplanes. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "Princess Eugenie Just Shared an Inside Look of the Royal Air Force Celebration on Instagram," 10 July 2018 The Pentagon’s portion of that tab was as high as $50 million, which would pay for equipment, troops, flyovers and support staff, the official said. Nancy A. Youssef, WSJ, "Trump’s Military Parade Is Delayed," 17 Aug. 2018 To use Wing as an example, the self-flying delivery drone has to figure out where to put [a package] down using satellite imagery and flyover imagery that’s publicly available. Douglas Macmillan, WSJ, "Astro Teller, ‘Captain of Moonshots’ at Alphabet’s X, Is on a Roll," 23 Oct. 2018 Extremely saddened by the loss of lives due to the collapse of an under-construction flyover in Varanasi. Huizhong Wu, CNN, "India overpass collapse kills at least 15 in Varanasi," 16 May 2018 The drone flyover footage is from Disneyland’s version, which will open ahead of the Walt Disney World version, although both are coming in 2019. Richard Tribou,, "Disney releases drone flyover footage of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge construction," 9 Mar. 2018 The event featured Patriot missiles, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, M1-A1 Abrams tanks, and a flyover by four F-117 stealth fighters. W.j. Hennigan, Time, "President Trump's Military Parade Is Likely to be a Logistical Nightmare for Planners," 8 Feb. 2018 As per tradition, the fireworks, military flyover, and world-class orchestra led by Keith Lockhart will all be returning for the ceremony, which typically brings around 400,000 people to the banks of the Charles River every year. Anush Elbakyan,, "Watch: The 2018 Boston Pops July 4th Fireworks Spectacular," 28 June 2018 Crossroads Westside Apartments, which celebrates its grand opening this week, was built on a 4.9-acre wedge of land between the Interstate and the West Pennway flyover, which is visible from the community pool. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Saltwater pool, gym, dog spa: Tour downtown KC's new Crossroads Westside Apartments," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of flyover

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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