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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. 2017.
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  • 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
  • A man came up to me for flight test once when I was an inspector for the Department of Commerce.

    Test Pilot David Goodger (
  • He had gone into an inadvertent spin, the unforgivable sin in a flight test.

    Test Pilot David Goodger (
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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