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[kahyt-flahy-ing] /ˈkaɪtˌflaɪ ɪŋ/
an act or instance of flying a kite.
the sport or hobby of flying kites.
Also called kiting.
Origin of kiteflying
First recorded in 1795-1805; kite1 + flying
Related forms
kiteflier, kiteflyer, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for kite flying
Historical Examples
  • Happy anxiously hurried the Emperor through the town, and they soon arrived at the kite flying field.

    The Royal Book of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • She is enthusiastic she has gone in whenever there was kite flying.

    Geography and Plays Gertrude Stein
  • A little more than fifty years ago the employees of a large manufactory beguiled their leisure hours by kite flying.

  • Four chapters are devoted to presenting a detailed description of kite flying tournaments.

    Educational Toys Louis C. Petersen
  • kite flying is a favorite pastime; the size, shape, and curious decorations are astonishing.

    An Ohio Woman in the Philippines Emily Bronson Conger
British Dictionary definitions for kite flying

kite flying

(commerce) the practice of drawing cheques on deposits which are already committed, assuming that the delay in clearing the cheque will allow time to replenish the account Also called kiting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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