[flahy-bahy]See more synonyms for flyby on Thesaurus.com
- the flight of a spacecraft close enough to a celestial object, as a planet, to gather scientific data.
- Also called flypast.a low-altitude flight of an aircraft for the benefit of ground observers.
- flyover(def 1).
Origin of flyby
1950–55, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase fly by
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for flyby
- a flight past a particular position or target, esp the close approach of a spacecraft to a planet or satellite for investigation of conditions
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012