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flying bridge

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noun
  1. 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.
  2. Architecture. skybridge(def 2).
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Origin of flying bridge

First recorded in 1480–90
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Historical Examples

  • I perched myself high up on the flying-bridge and watched the busy scene below.

    The Relief of Mafeking

    Filson Young

  • A floating body, propelled from one bank to the other by the current of the stream, is termed a flying-bridge.


British Dictionary definitions for flying bridge

flying bridge

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