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[flahyt-test] /ˈflaɪtˌtɛst/
verb (used with object)
to test (an airplane or the like) in flight.
Origin of flight-test
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He had gone into an inadvertent spin, the unforgivable sin in a flight test.

    Test Pilot David Goodger (
  • A man came up to me for flight test once when I was an inspector for the Department of Commerce.

    Test Pilot David Goodger (
  • Joe went to look at the last pushpots, and they were ready to be taken over to their own field for their flight test before use.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster
Contemporary definitions for flight test

a preliminary flight to test the performance an aircraft, spacecraft, or rocket's 21st Century Lexicon
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