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flying US English

Moving or able to move through the air with wings

flying in fly1 US English

(Of a bird or other winged creature) move through the air under control

flag-flying US English

The action of making a public display to promote the interests of one’s country, or of another organization or group

flying boat US English

A large seaplane that lands with its fuselage in the water

flying bomb US English

A small pilotless aircraft with an explosive warhead, especially a V-1

flying fish US English

A fish of warm seas that leaps out of the water and uses its winglike pectoral fins to glide over the surface for some distance

flying fox US English

A large fruit bat with a foxlike face, found in Madagascar, Southeast Asia, and northern Australia

flying frog US English

A nocturnal arboreal Asian frog that is able to glide between trees using the large webs between its extended toes

flying suit US English

A one-piece garment worn by the pilot and crew of a military or light aircraft

flying wing US English

An aircraft with little or no fuselage and no vertical airfoil

ski-flying US English

A form of ski jumping incorporating aerodynamic principles to lengthen the jump

kite-flying US English

The action of flying a kite on a string

flying bridge US English

another term for flybridge.

flying change US English

A movement in riding in which the leading leg at the canter is changed without breaking gait while the horse is in the air

flying doctor US English

(In Australia) a doctor who uses radio communication and travels by aircraft to visit patients in remote areas of the country

flying dragon US English

An arboreal Southeast Asian lizard that has expanding membranes along the sides of the body, used for gliding between trees

flying lemur US English

A tree-dwelling lemurlike mammal with a membrane between the fore- and hind limbs for gliding from tree to tree. It is nocturnal and native to Southeast Asia

flying lizard US English

another term for flying dragon.

flying mouse US English

A mouse that can be lifted from the desk and used in three dimensions

flying picket US English

A person who, with others, travels to picket any workplace where there is an industrial dispute

flying saucer US English

A disk-shaped flying craft supposedly piloted by aliens; a UFO

flying snake US English

A greenish semiarboreal Southeast Asian snake that can glide down from a tree in a stiff horizontal position, with the belly hollowed to slow its descent

flying squad US English

A division of a police force or other organization that is capable of reaching an incident quickly

flying start US English

A start of a race or time trial in which the starting point is passed at speed

flying wedge US English

A fast-moving group, as of police officers, linked together closely in a V-shaped formation, sometimes used to force a way through a crowd or to protect someone behind them

yogic flying US English

A technique used chiefly by Transcendental Meditation practitioners that involves thrusting oneself off the ground while in the lotus position

flying buttress US English

A buttress slanting from a separate pier, typically forming an arch with the wall it supports

Flying Dutchman US English

A legendary spectral ship supposedly seen in the region of the Cape of Good Hope and presaging disaster

flying gurnard US English

A bottom-dwelling marine fish that has bony armor on the skull, spines behind the head, and large brightly colored pectoral fins. It moves through the water with a gliding or flying motion

flying machine US English

An aircraft, especially an early or unconventional one

flying officer US English

A rank of commissioned officer in the RAF, above pilot officer and below flight lieutenant

flying squirrel US English

A small squirrel that has skin joining the fore and hind limbs for gliding from tree to tree

flying phalanger US English

A small Australasian marsupial with a membrane between the fore- and hind limbs for gliding

send someone flying in send1 US English

Cause someone to be knocked violently off balance or to the ground

with flying colors US English

With distinction

send someone flying US English

Cause someone to be knocked violently off balance or to the ground

fly1 US English

Move or be hurled quickly through the air

Distinguished Flying Cross US English

A US or British military decoration for heroism or distinguished achievement while on aerial duty

fly at in fly1 US English

Attack (someone) verbally or physically

fly at US English

Attack (someone) verbally or physically

dry fly US English

Fish using a dry fly

fly high in fly1 US English

Be very successful; prosper

fly high US English

Be very successful; prosper

overfly US English

Fly over (a place or territory)

contact flight US English

Navigation of an aircraft by the observation of landmarks


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