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

Definition of flyover

1 British : overpass

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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 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 During the detour, pedestrians will be directed toward the Helix Bridge, which is equipped with an elevator, walk along Elliott Avenue and return to the trail by the Galer Street flyover. Michelle Baruchman, The Seattle Times, "Bicyclists, pedestrians to be rerouted as stretch of Elliott Bay Trail in Seattle closes for improvements," 11 June 2018 The 2016 election exposed deep economic discontent in flyover country — or did it? Jon Talton, The Seattle Times, "In America’s ‘geography of despair,’ how to help the left-behind places?," 21 Nov. 2018 Some commenters have tried to unspool these paradoxes by arguing that cozy flyover-country clichés mask the region’s complexity. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: The Enduring Appeal of Fading Pleasures," 27 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of flyover

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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