flyoff

[flahy-awf, -of]
noun
1.
Meteorology, evapotranspiration ( def 1 ).
2.
a competition between aircraft of various manufacturers to establish superior performance, especially in order to gain a government contract.

Origin:
1965–70; (def 1) probably fly1 + (run)off; (def 2) fly1 + -off

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