flyover

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

Definition of flyover

1 British : overpass

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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, latimes.com, "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 Carpoolers in Renton can expect easier commutes this week when the state opens a giant flyover ramp that joins the high-occupancy lanes of Highway 167 to the carpool lanes of Interstate 405. Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times, "Renton’s freeway carpool lanes make a $197 million connection this week," 19 Feb. 2019 Their methods include everything from drone flyovers to driving by the site. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "SpaceX Starship Test Rocket Was Knocked Over by High Winds," 24 Jan. 2019 Eighteen-year-old Abdul Karim Rajib and 17-year-old Diya Khanam Mim were standing by the side of the road when two buses in a rush to cross a flyover and pick up passengers came flying at them. Jennifer Chowdhury, Teen Vogue, "Student Protests Over Road Safety in Bangladesh Turned Violent," 8 Aug. 2018 May 5 Entry fee: $25-$30 at westutter.org Run to Remember at Gold Star Families Memorial & Park 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive 312-499-8899 The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s 14th annual 5K run and walk kicks off with a helicopter flyover. Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "Your ultimate guide to Chicago race season," 23 Mar. 2018 The pair joined other royal attendees on the balcony to watch the monumental flyover, while others, like Eugenie enjoyed the occasion from below. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "Princess Eugenie Just Shared an Inside Look of the Royal Air Force Celebration on Instagram," 10 July 2018 Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William, Kate Middleton, and the rest of the regal crew attended a service at Westminster Abbey and stood on the Buckingham Palace balcony to watch the celebratory flyover. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Kate Middleton Couldn't Stop Laughing at Prince Charles's Wardrobe Malfunction at the RAF Flypast," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of flyover

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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