fly·​past | \ ˈflī-ˌpast How to pronounce flypast (audio) \

Definition of flypast

chiefly British

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Besides, the flypast will give them something to talk about for years to come. Danica Kirka, The Seattle Times, "Flypast honors US bomber crew who died saving British kids," 19 Feb. 2019 The internet was abuzz this morning when it was discovered that Middleton wore a hairnet at the June 10 Buckingham Palace flypast to mark the 100th birthday celebrations of the Royal Air Force. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "This is Why Kate Middleton Likes to Wear Hairnets," 11 July 2018 That event, which honored the Queen's birthday, also included a flypast above the royal residence. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wears Custom Dior to the RAF 100th Anniversary Celebrations," 10 July 2018 After the flypast, Meghan and Harry — the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex — took off for Dublin for their first official overseas visit since their May 19 wedding. Simon Perry,, "See Meghan Markle Make Her Buckingham Palace Balcony Return Right Next to Queen Elizabeth!," 10 July 2018 After a short speech, the royals went inside the palace and then emerged on the balcony for the celebratory flypast. Simon Perry,, "See Meghan Markle Make Her Buckingham Palace Balcony Return Right Next to Queen Elizabeth!," 10 July 2018 Markle stood with Prince Harry to the left of the Queen while watching the flypast above the palace. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Bonds with the Queen and Her Royal In-Laws on the Buckingham Palace Balcony," 10 July 2018 There were several events in honor of the centenary, but the highlight of the day was the flypast. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Who Was on the Buckingham Palace Balcony for the 100th Anniversary of the RAF?," 10 July 2018 After a short speech, the Queen headed back into the palace, where Meghan and the rest of the family were set to join her on the balcony to observe a thunderous flypast. Simon Perry,, "The Royal Fab Four Reunites! Meghan Markle Joins Harry, Will and Kate for Grand Military Service," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of flypast

1914, in the meaning defined above

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