A fly is a small insect with two wings. There are many kinds of flies, and the most common are black in colour.
A butterfly is an insect with large colourful wings and a thin body.
to fly (a plane, helicopter, etc) again
a seaplane in which the fuselage consists of a hull that provides buoyancy in the water
a robot bomb invented by the Germans in World War II: used esp to bombard London . It was propelled by a pulsejet
Flying fish are a type of fish that live in warm seas. They have large fins that enable them to move forward in the air when they jump out of the water.
any large fruit bat, esp any of the genus Pteropus of tropical Africa and Asia : family Pteropodidae
any of several tropical frogs of the family Rhacophoridae, esp Rhacophorus reinwardtii of Malaya, that glide between trees by means of long webbed digits
the jib set furthest forward or outboard on a vessel with two or more jibs
a wrestling throw in which a wrestler seizes an opponent's arm or head ( flying head mare ) and turns to throw the opponent over his or her shoulder
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a one-piece garment covering the whole body, worn by aircraft pilots and other crew members
the amount of time taken in flying in an aircraft from one place to another
an aircraft consisting mainly of one large wing and no fuselage or tailplane
A high-flying person is successful or is likely to be successful in their career .
the practice of drawing cheques on deposits which are already committed, assuming that the delay in clearing the cheque will allow time to replenish the account
Low-flying aircraft or birds are flying very close to the ground, or lower than normal .
to dismiss or cause to depart hurriedly
an auxiliary bridge of a vessel, usually built above or far outboard of the main bridge
an exhibition of aircraft aerobatics
flags flying in the air
A flying doctor is a doctor, especially in Australia, who travels by aircraft to visit patients who live in distant or isolated areas.
a small airport ; an airfield
either of the two arboreal mammals of the genus Cynocephalus, family Cynocephalidae, and order Dermoptera, of S and SE Asia . They resemble lemurs but have a fold of skin between the limbs enabling movement by gliding leaps
any lizard of the genus Draco, of S and SE Asia, having an extensible fold of skin on each side of the body, used to make gliding leaps : family Agamidae ( agamas )
(in industrial disputes ) a member of a group of pickets organized to be able to move quickly from place to place
A flying saucer is a round, flat object which some people say they have seen in the sky and which they believe to be a spacecraft from another planet .
The Flying Squad is a group of police officers who are always ready to travel quickly to the scene of a serious crime .
(in sprinting ) a start by a competitor anticipating the starting signal
A flying visit is a visit that only lasts a very short time.
the activity or practice of performing stunts in an aeroplane, such as special turns, etc, in the air
a phenomenon of Transcendental Meditation in which the meditator jumps into the air while in the lotus position
flying an airplane in conditions of good visibility so that the course and altitude can be determined by observing points or objects on the ground; VFR
the technique of flying at a constant altitude of less than 22.8 metres (75 feet) above the ground.
a buttress supporting a wall or other structure by an arch or part of an arch that transmits the thrust outwards and downwards
conspicuous success ; triumph
a phantom ship sighted in bad weather, esp off the Cape of Good Hope
the B-17 heavy bomber, used extensively by the US Army Air Force in World War II
any marine spiny-finned gurnard-like fish of the mostly tropical family Dactylopteridae, having enlarged fan-shaped pectoral fins used to glide above the surface of the sea
a term used to refer to early forms of powered aircraft
an officer holding commissioned rank senior to a pilot officer but junior to a flight lieutenant in the British and certain other air forces
→ the Flying Scotsman
any nocturnal sciurine rodent of the subfamily Petauristinae, of Asia and North America. Furry folds of skin between the forelegs and hind legs enable these animals to move by gliding leaps
a trapeze used in performing gymnastic displays high above the ground
an aircraft used to take sick or injured people to hospital
any nocturnal arboreal phalanger of the genus Petaurus, of E Australia and New Guinea, having black-striped greyish fur and moving with gliding leaps using folds of skin between the hind limbs and forelimbs
a formal arrangement of flying aircraft acting as a unit
the navigation of an aircraft by the use of instruments only
a type of aircraft tailplane in which the whole of the tailplane is moved for control purposes
A career is the job or profession that someone does for a long period of their life.