fly-by fly-by


  • (n) a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground



  1. His offices are a pair of cluttered rooms in Kowloon that could easily pass for a fly-by-night travel agency, except for the myriad awards scattered like paperweights.
  2. These are key components in fly-by-wire systems, which use computers and wires instead of mechanics and hydraulics to control a plane's flight.
  3. Instead, the steering and braking are fully electronic, using techniques pioneered in fly-by-wire aircraft cockpits.



  • "It is the government's responsibility to protect the most vulnerable among us who are being taken advantage of by these fly-by-night criminals," said Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., who is sponsoring a bill that would force prepaid calling card...
    on Oct 6, 2008 By: Bill Nelson Source: FOXNews

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