Definition of flyover in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflʌɪəʊvə/


1chiefly British A bridge carrying one railway line or road over another.
Example sentences
  • The MSRDC bonds were issued in order to fund the Mumbai-Pune expressway, the Mumbai flyover and railway overbridges in Maharashtra.
  • This includes roads, flyovers, road overbridges/underbridges and subways.
  • ELECTRIFYING AND doubling the existing railway lines, building flyovers and subways in strategic locations, and wider roads could be a better solution.
2North American A low flight by one or more aircraft over a specific location.
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.
2.1 another term for fly-past.
Example sentences
  • For naval aircraft enthusiasts, four of the five Corsairs at Duxford got into the air for formation flyovers and individual passes.
  • The military will be providing traditions, such as a 21-gun salute and a flyover of FA - 18 aircraft.
  • Saturday's memorial featured a flyover by World War II airplanes, music, speeches and a wreath presentation.
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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