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flyoff

[flahy-awf, -of]
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noun
  1. Meteorology. evapotranspiration(def 1).
  2. a competition between aircraft of various manufacturers to establish superior performance, especially in order to gain a government contract.
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Origin of flyoff

1965–70; (def 1) probably fly1 + (run)off; (def 2) fly1 + -off
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