Definition of flyover in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflīˌōvər/


1North American A low flight by one or more aircraft over a specific location: there were artillery platforms in the hills, making a flyover too risky
More example sentences
  • I lived next to a U.S. Air Force base in north Georgia for two years and have seen many night flyovers with afterburners.
  • We've done a number of flyovers with helicopters and will continue to do that.
  • A man in a blue FEMA windbreaker arrived to brief them on his helicopter flyover of the city.
1.1A ceremonial flight of an aircraft past a person or a place.
Example sentences
  • The Defence Forces did their minister proud in his home city with a march past and a flyover by the Air Corps.
  • There was a wet winch demonstration as well as a historic flight Iroquois helicopter lake flyover and static display.
  • And Naval fighter jets cap the pre-race festivities with a tight-formation flyover.
2chiefly British An overpass.
Example sentences
  • Mr Moffatt said the ultimate aim was to build a completely segregated crossing and flyover at Bilbrough, and construction was planned to start in 2003, subject to the availability of funds.
  • The Highways Agency revealed today that a public inquiry is likely into its proposed £3.9 million flyover at Bilbrough Top, between York and Tadcaster.
  • We reported that the order imposed to close the four gaps was merely temporary, and that the Highways Agency was planning to open them up once the new £11 million flyover was in use.
3 [as modifier] US informal, derogatory Denoting central regions of the US regarded as less significant than the East or West coasts: his appeal extends way beyond the Bible Belt and the flyover states

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Syllabification: fly·o·ver

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