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preflight

[pree-flahyt] /priˈflaɪt/
adjective
1.
occurring or done before a flight:
a preflight briefing of the plane's crew.
noun
2.
a preflight briefing or a ground check, as of an airplane.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; pre- + flight1
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Examples from the web for preflight
  • Advertisers should upload and submit files directly to our ad portal, which provides online preflight and approvals.
  • Ethics are addressed in the compulsory tone of a preflight safety and fasten-your-seat-belt lecture.
  • Spend the day regaining preflight energy with a leisurely amble around the town's adventure suppliers.
  • Their preflight festivities seemed to emphasize a liquid diet.
  • Additional displays, as required, must be provided to ensure availability of information at all inflight and preflight positions.
  • Verify any outstanding discrepancies during your aircraft preflight.
British Dictionary definitions for preflight

preflight

/ˈpriːˈflaɪt/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the period just prior to a plane taking off
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Word Origin and History for preflight
adj.

also pre-flight, 1918 with reference to aviation, from pre- + flight (n.).

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