or fly bridge


noun Nautical.

Origin of flybridge

First recorded in 1605–15; fly1 + bridge1

flying bridge


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.
Architecture. skybridge(def 2).

Origin of flying bridge

First recorded in 1480–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for fly-bridge

flying bridge


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