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preflight

adjective pre·flight \ ˈprē-ˌflīt \

Definition of preflight

:preparing for or preliminary to flight (as of an aircraft)
  • a preflight inspection

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First Known Use of preflight

1942


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preflight

verb

Definition of preflight

transitive verb
:to inspect (an aircraft) before a flight

First Known Use of preflight

1945


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preflight

noun

Definition of preflight

:a preflight inspection of an aircraft

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First Known Use of preflight

1950


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