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flying fox

noun
1.
any large fruit bat of the genus Pteropus, of Old World tropical regions, having a foxlike head.
2.
Australian. an aerial conveyor belt or suspended carrier operating on cables, often used to convey ore, dirt, or the like, over rivers and gorges in mining or construction operations.
Origin of flying fox
1750-1760
1750-60
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flying fox

noun
1.
any large fruit bat, esp any of the genus Pteropus of tropical Africa and Asia: family Pteropodidae
2.
(Austral & NZ) a cable mechanism used for transportation across a river, gorge, etc
3.
a cable mechanism ridden for fun at an adventure playground, etc
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