overflight
noun Date: 1950 a passage over an area in an aircraft

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • overflight — /oh veuhr fluyt /, n. an air flight that passes over a specific area, country, or territory: Overflights of foreign aircraft are closely monitored. [1590 1600 as pertaining to the flight of birds; 1955 60 for current sense; OVER + FLIGHT1] * * * …   Universalium

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  • overflight —    a spying mission    Literally, crossing a country in the course of a commercial flight by a recognized and agreed path. The American government in May 1960 so described the mission of Gary Powers, who was shot down over Russia in a U2 aircraft …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • overflight — o•ver•flight [[t]ˈoʊ vərˌflaɪt[/t]] n. aer. trs an air flight that passes over a specific area …   From formal English to slang

  • overflight — /ˈoʊvəflaɪt/ (say ohvuhfluyt) noun a flight by an aircraft that passes over a specific area or territory …   Australian English dictionary

  • overflight — noun a flight by an aircraft over a particular area (especially over an area in foreign territory) • Hypernyms: ↑flight, ↑flying …   Useful english dictionary

  • Francis Gary Powers — (August 17, 1929 ndash; August 1, 1977) was an American pilot whose CIA [ [http://www.foia.cia.gov/powers.asp CIA FOIA Francis Gary Powers: U 2 Spy Pilot Shot Down by the Soviets ] ] U 2 spy plane was shot down while over the Soviet Union,… …   Wikipedia

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