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flyover

[flahy-oh-ver] /ˈflaɪˌoʊ vər/
noun
1.
a formation of aircraft in flight for observation from the ground, especially a prearranged, low-altitude flight over a public gathering.
2.
a flight over a simulated target by a bomber or bombing planes.
3.
a flight over a specified area, as for viewing:
We booked a one-hour flyover of the Grand Canyon.
4.
the action of passing or flying overhead:
rumors of another UFO flyover.
5.
British. an overhead crossing, especially a highway overpass.
adjective
6.
Informal: Usually Disparaging. noting a state or region of the U.S. between the East and West Coasts that is not typically considered to be a tourist destination and is flown over during intercoastal flights:
What do those hicks in flyover country know anyway?
Origin of flyover
1900-1905
1900-05; noun and adjective use of verb phrase fly over
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flyover

/ˈflaɪˌəʊvə/
noun
1.
(Brit) Also called overpass
  1. an intersection of two roads at which one is carried over the other by a bridge
  2. such a bridge
2.
the US name for fly-past
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