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 Opening the top on the highway is like a never-ending flyover from an F-16, long stopping distance, stiff ride. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 22 July 2022 The Red Arrows make their traditional flyover, with The Mall and Buckingham Palace seen below. Janaya Wecker, Town & Country, 31 May 2022 The service said the flyover will include one military aircraft at Arlington National Cemetery and will happen around 11:45 a.m. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, 14 June 2022 While neither Sienna or August have officially appeared at any Platinum Jubilee events, Eugiene did share a sweet Instagram of her family watching the flyover during Trooping the Colour: This content is imported from Instagram. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 5 June 2022 Four-year-old Prince Louis, the youngest child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, stole the show today, making faces and reacting on a Buckingham Palace balcony during a flyover by the Red Arrows. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 2 June 2022 The Luke Air Force Base Honor Guard will present the colors for the National Anthem and the Luke Air Force Base 944th Fighter Wing Unit will do the flyover. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 7 Apr. 2022 One was a royal review of the Royal Air Force, when Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited an RAF base to inspect the troops and watch a flyover. John Kelly, Washington Post, 5 June 2022 The commemoration will be hosted by former news anchor Marc Bailey and will feature Memorial Day video messages, musical performances by Marine Band San Diego, a wreath laying, and a missing-man flyover. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of flyover

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Aug 2022

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“Flyover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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