fly·​over ˈflī-ˌō-vər How to pronounce flyover (audio)
British : overpass

Examples of flyover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Highlights will include musical performances by Marine Band San Diego, a wreath laying and a missing-man flyover. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 May 2024 Lining the sidewalks, dozens of citizens and various law enforcement personnel watched a police helicopter flyover. Kendrick Calfee, Kansas City Star, 9 May 2024 Most symbolically, this year’s parade once again featured a flyover by fighter jets, which left a trail in the colors of the Russian flag over central Moscow. Anatoly Kurmanaev Nanna Heitmann, New York Times, 9 May 2024 In 1968, an F-105 flyover at the Air Force Academy blew out 200 windows of its iconic chapel, injuring a dozen people. J. George Gorant, Robb Report, 8 May 2024 The anticipation builds until the roaring crowd quiets to pin-drop silence for the national anthem, followed by a thunderous military jet flyover that leaves only the most stoic visitors dry-eyed. Amy Lynch, Chicago Tribune, 8 May 2024 Sunday was the first evening the Rickenbacker Causeway’s flyover bridge, which connects westbound traffic to South Dixie Highway and I-95 north, was closed. Grethel Aguila, Miami Herald, 17 Apr. 2024 Interstate 30 today has many more lanes, exits, flyovers and traffic jams. Matt Leclercq, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10 Apr. 2024 In addition to the flyover, other pregame ceremonies include: Ceremonial first pitch: Reds Hall of Famer Sean Casey will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Aaron Valdez, The Enquirer, 27 Mar. 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'flyover.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of flyover was in 1901

Dictionary Entries Near flyover

Cite this Entry

“Flyover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on flyover

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!