hedge·​hop ˈhej-ˌhäp How to pronounce hedgehop (audio)
hedgehopped; hedgehopping; hedgehops

intransitive verb

: to fly an airplane close to the ground and rise over obstacles as they appear
hedgehopper noun

Word History


back-formation from hedgehopper

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hedgehop was in 1926

Dictionary Entries Near hedgehop

Cite this Entry

“Hedgehop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hedgehop. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


hedge·​hop -ˌhäp How to pronounce hedgehop (audio)
: to fly an airplane so low that it is necessary to climb to avoid obstacles (as trees)
hedgehopper noun
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