[ kahyt-flahy-ing ]
/ ˈkaɪtˌflaɪ ɪŋ /


an act or instance of flying a kite.
the sport or hobby of flying kites.

Origin of kiteflying

First recorded in 1795–1805; kite1 + flying
Also called kiting.

Related forms

kite·fli·er, kite·fly·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for kite flying

kite flying


commerce the practice of drawing cheques on deposits which are already committed, assuming that the delay in clearing the cheque will allow time to replenish the accountAlso called: kiting
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