flying bridge
noun Date: circa 1909 1. the highest navigational bridge on a ship 2. flybridge

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Flying bridge — Flying Fly ing, a. [From {Fly}, v. i.] Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or rapidly; intended for rapid movement. [1913 Webster] {Flying army} (Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in motion, to cover its own… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flying bridge — Bridge Bridge (br[i^]j), n. [OE. brig, brigge, brug, brugge, AS. brycg, bricg; akin to Fries. bregge, D. brug, OHG. brucca, G. br[ u]cke, Icel. bryggja pier, bridge, Sw. brygga, Dan. brygge, and prob. Icel. br[=u] bridge, Sw. & Dan. bro bridge,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flying bridge — n. Naut. a small, often open structure over the main bridge, from which a vessel may be conned …   English World dictionary

  • Flying bridge — A flying bridge is a (usually open) area on top or at the side of a ship s pilothouse that serves as an operating station for the officers in good weather or when manoeuvring in port, where good views along the ship sides are important. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • flying bridge — noun the highest navigational bridge on a ship; a small (often open) deck above the pilot house • Syn: ↑flybridge, ↑fly bridge, ↑monkey bridge • Hypernyms: ↑bridge, ↑bridge deck …   Useful english dictionary

  • flying bridge — 1. Also called flybridge, fly bridge, monkey bridge. Naut. a small, often open deck or platform above the pilothouse or main cabin, having duplicate controls and navigational equipment. 2. Archit. skybridge (def. 2). [1480 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • flying bridge — n. highest navigational bridge on a ship …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flying bridge — fly′ing bridge n. naut. navig. a small, often open deck above the pilothouse or main cabin of a vessel, having duplicate controls • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • flying bridge — /ˈflaɪɪŋ brɪdʒ/ (say fluying brij) noun a bridge of a ship projecting over the ship s edge to provide good visibility of the ship s side when docking, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • flying bridge — noun A (usually open) area on top of, or at the side of, a ships pilothouse, serving as an operating station for the officers in good weather or when manoeuvring in port …   Wiktionary

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