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flybridge

or fly bridge

[flahy-brij] /ˈflaɪˌbrɪdʒ/
noun, Nautical.
Origin of flybridge
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; fly1 + bridge1

flying bridge

noun
1.
Also called flybridge, fly bridge, monkey bridge. Nautical. a small, often open deck or platform above the pilothouse or main cabin, having duplicate controls and navigational equipment.
2.
Architecture. skybridge (def 2).
Origin
First recorded in 1480-90
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British Dictionary definitions for fly-bridge

flying bridge

noun
1.
an auxiliary bridge of a vessel, usually built above or far outboard of the main bridge
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