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test flight

a flight made to observe the performance characteristics of a new aircraft or spacecraft.
Origin of test flight
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Interest in the new planes ran high and the first test flight across the entire system was set for October 2nd.

  • The engine was running smoothly; Linda climbed into the cock-pit and took it up in the air for a test flight.

  • Preparations for the test flight went on apace, and one afternoon Tom and Jackson took their places in the big, new aeroplane.

    Tom Swift and his Air Scout Victor Appleton
  • He didn't have to close his eyes to remember the test flight card he had filled out.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • I'll start finding out tomorrow, with the first test flight of the ship in which the new drive is installed.

    Time and the Woman G. Gordon Dewey
  • And in Number One the installations were complete and the ship's first test flight was scheduled for tomorrow morning.

    The Colonists Raymond F. Jones
  • He felt as if the test flight itself was secondary to what the senator thought about it, what he would say in his progress report.

    Progress Report Mark Clifton
  • The radio had been stripped out of the ship along with every other instrument not absolutely necessary to test flight.

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