fly sheet



a sheet on which instructions or information are printed; handbill.

Origin of fly sheet

First recorded in 1825–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fly sheet

Historical Examples of fly sheet

  • I fetched the fly-sheet down, held it out to her, and said sharply, "Read it to me!"

    The Yeoman Adventurer

    George W. Gough

  • I turned, and saw a beaming face; a young lady, elegantly dressed, placed a fly-sheet of good intentions in my fingers.

    The Open Air

    Richard Jefferies

  • “Published by special permission of Miss Nightingale,” on a fly-sheet, pp. 2.

British Dictionary definitions for fly sheet

fly sheet


another name for fly 1 (def. 22)
a short handbill or circular
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