hedgehop
intransitive verb Etymology: back-formation from hedgehopper Date: 1926 to fly an airplane close to the ground and rise over obstacles as they appear • hedgehopper noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hedgehop — ☆ hedgehop [hej′häp΄ ] vi. hedgehopped, hedgehopping Informal to fly an airplane very close to the ground, as for spraying insecticide hedgehopper n …   English World dictionary

  • hedgehop — hedgehopper, n. /hej hop /, v.i., hedgehopped, hedgehopping. to fly an airplane at a very low altitude, as for spraying crops or for low level bombing in warfare. [1910 15; HEDGE + HOP1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hedgehop — verb To fly an aircraft very close to the ground, such that evasive manoeuvres need to be taken to avoid obstacles …   Wiktionary

  • hedgehop — v. fly a plane at low altitudes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hedgehop — hedge•hop [[t]ˈhɛdʒˌhɒp[/t]] v. i. hopped, hop•ping aer. to fly an airplane at a very low altitude, as for spraying crops hedge′hop per, n …   From formal English to slang

  • hedgehop — /ˈhɛdʒhɒp/ (say hejhop) verb (i) (hedgehopped, hedgehopping) to fly an aeroplane at a very low altitude, as for spraying crops, bombing in warfare, etc. –hedgehopper, noun –hedgehopping, noun –hedgehopping, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • hedgehop — verb fly very close to the ground • Syn: ↑flat hat • Hypernyms: ↑fly, ↑aviate, ↑pilot • Verb Frames: Somebody s …   Useful english dictionary

  • flat-hat — verb fly very close to the ground • Syn: ↑hedgehop • Hypernyms: ↑fly, ↑aviate, ↑pilot • Verb Frames: Somebody s * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ …   Useful english dictionary

  • flat-hat — intransitive verb Etymology: from an alleged incident in which a pedestrian s hat was crushed by a low flying plane Date: 1940 to fly low in an airplane in a reckless manner ; hedgehop • flat hatter noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hedgehopper — noun see hedgehop …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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