fly-by-wire

[ flahy-bahy-wahyuh r ]
/ ˈflaɪ baɪˈwaɪər /
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adjective

(of aircraft or spacecraft) activated entirely by electronic controls.

Nearby words

  1. fly the coop,
  2. fly way,
  3. fly, flying,
  4. fly-by-light,
  5. fly-by-night,
  6. fly-cast,
  7. fly-drive,
  8. fly-fish,
  9. fly-fishing,
  10. fly-in

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British Dictionary definitions for fly-by-wire

fly-by-wire

noun

aircraft control through systems operated by electronic circuits rather than mechanical rodsAbbreviation: FBW
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