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flyover

[ flahy-oh-ver ]
/ ˈflaɪˌoʊ vər /
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Definition of flyover

noun
a formation of aircraft in flight for observation from the ground, especially a prearranged, low-altitude flight over a public gathering.
a flight over a simulated target by a bomber or bombing planes.
a flight over a specified area, as for viewing: We booked a one-hour flyover of the Grand Canyon.
the action of passing or flying overhead: rumors of another UFO flyover.
British. an overhead crossing, especially a highway overpass.
adjective
Informal: Usually Disparaging. noting a state or region of the United States between the East and West Coasts that is not typically considered to be a tourist destination and is flown over during transcontinental flights: You know, some of the most prestigious universities are located in flyover country, so try not to be such an East Coast snob.
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Origin of flyover

First recorded in 1900–05; noun and adjective use of verb phrase fly over
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British Dictionary definitions for flyover

flyover
/ (ˈflaɪˌəʊvə) /

noun
Also called: overpass British
  1. an intersection of two roads at which one is carried over the other by a bridge
  2. such a bridge
the US name for fly-past
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