flyoff

[ flahy-awf, -of ]
/ ˈflaɪˌɔf, -ˌɒf /

noun

a competition between aircraft of various manufacturers to establish superior performance, especially in order to gain a government contract.

Nearby words

  1. flying wing,
  2. flying-spot,
  3. flyleaf,
  4. flyman,
  5. flynn,
  6. flyover,
  7. flypaper,
  8. flypast,
  9. flyposting,
  10. flysch

Origin of flyoff

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

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