flight-test
transitive verb Date: 1930 to test (as an airplane or spacecraft) in flight

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  • flight-test — flight′ test v. t. aer. to test (an aircraft or spacecraft) in flight • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • flight-test — flight ,test verb transitive to test a new airplane by flying it in order to make certain that it is safe …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flight-test — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to test (an airplane) in flight * * * /fluyt test /, v.t. to test (an airplane or the like) in flight. [1930 35] * * * flightˈ test transitive verb • • • Main Entry: ↑flight * * * flight test UK US verb [tra …   Useful english dictionary

  • flight-test — UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms flight test : present tense I/you/we/they flight test he/she/it flight tests present participle flight testing past tense flight tested past participle flight tested to test a new plane by flying it in order… …   English dictionary

  • flight test — orlaivio skrydžio bandymai statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Orlaivių, raketų ir kitų skraidomųjų priemonių skrydžio (skriejimo) ir leidimo bandymai. Jie planuojami konkretiems bandymo tikslams pasiekti ir informacijai apie operaciją gauti.… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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