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 The $64 million flyover, started in 2014, was originally planned for a ribbon-cutting in 2018 but it was repeatedly delayed. Liam Ford,, 10 May 2021 Finley projected that the flyover could be completed in two years. Paul Gattis |, al, 29 Apr. 2021 Police Chief William McManus said the department received several calls at around 10:30 a.m. reporting a man with a pistol standing on the highest flyover on U.S. 281 at the Loop 1604 interchange. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, 15 Apr. 2021 Time is running out to coalesce and find a groove for the postseason, yet a flyover of the schedule showed Sunday was the second game in a stretch of six games in nine days. Jim Owczarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 Apr. 2021 At the end of her performance, the 104th Fighter Squadron of the Maryland Air National Guard 175th Wing will have a flyover. Nathan Ruiz,, 7 Apr. 2021 After Michelle Brooks-Thompson’s national anthem and a nifty flyover, acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey fired a ceremonial first-pitch strike while flanked by Dr. Edward Ullman and Cpl., 3 Apr. 2021 There’s even an arguably loving flyover of the sprawling wastewater treatment plant in Stickney. Steve Johnson,, 18 Nov. 2020 The military flyover was conducted with the US Air Force's 94th Fighter Squadron, according to a list of performances. Maegan Vazquez, CNN, 16 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of flyover

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 May 2021

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“Flyover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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