preflight

[ pree-flahyt ]
/ priˈflaɪt /

adjective

occurring or done before a flight: a preflight briefing of the plane's crew.

noun

a preflight briefing or a ground check, as of an airplane.

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Origin of preflight

First recorded in 1920–25; pre- + flight1
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British Dictionary definitions for preflight

preflight
/ (ˈpriːˈflaɪt) /

adjective

of or relating to the period just prior to a plane taking off
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