test-fly
transitive verb (test-flew; test-flown; -flying) Date: 1936 to subject to a flight test <
test-fly an experimental plane
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • test-fly — test′ fly v. t. flew, flown, fly•ing aer. to fly (an aircraft or spacecraft) in order to evaluate performance • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • test-fly — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to subject to a flight test test fly an experimental plane * * * /test fluy /, v.t., test flew, test flown, test flying. to fly (an aircraft or spacecraft) for the evaluation of performance. [1935 40] * * * testˈ fly… …   Useful english dictionary

  • test-fly — /test fluy /, v.t., test flew, test flown, test flying. to fly (an aircraft or spacecraft) for the evaluation of performance. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • test-fly — verb To fly an aircraft in order to evaluate its performance See Also: test flight, test pilot …   Wiktionary

  • test fly — verb test a plane • Topics: ↑air travel, ↑aviation, ↑air • Hypernyms: ↑fly, ↑aviate, ↑pilot • Verb Frames: Somebody s somethin …   Useful english dictionary

  • test pilot — test′ pi lot n. aer. a pilot employed to test fly newly built or experimental aircraft • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • test — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a critical examination or trial of a person s or thing s qualities. 2 the means of so examining; a standard for comparison or trial; circumstances suitable for this (success is not a fair test). 3 a minor examination, esp. in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • test flight — a flight made to observe the performance characteristics of a new aircraft or spacecraft. [1910 15] * * * test flight noun A trial flight of a new aeroplane • • • Main Entry: ↑test * * * test flight UK US noun [countable] [singular test flight …   Useful english dictionary

  • test pilot — a pilot employed to test fly newly built aircraft. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • test flight — noun a flight during which the performance of an aircraft or its equipment is tested. Derivatives test fly verb …   English new terms dictionary

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