post·​flight ˌpōst-ˈflīt How to pronounce postflight (audio)
: occurring after a flight
postflight aircraft inspections
a postflight debriefing

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And, what’s more, the changes appeared to last through the entire duration of the postflight study. Doug Adler, Discover Magazine, 14 Apr. 2020 By comparing and contrasting the preflight and postflight scans, the researchers found statistically significant changes in several key organs and structures. Doug Adler, Discover Magazine, 14 Apr. 2020 Among them: a functioning VW bus that could serve as a balloon’s basket and provide postflight transport. Sarah Schweitzer, Outside Online, 19 July 2022 This time, the protocols were more extensive, incorporating CDC recommendations on infection control during postflight medical testing and readaptation. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 4 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postflight was in 1933

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Cite this Entry

“Postflight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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