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overfly

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v overfly fly over "The plane passed over Damascus"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Overfly To cross or pass over by flight.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overfly To pass over, across, or beyond in flight; outstrip; outsoar.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overfly ō′vėr-flī′ to soar beyond.
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Usage

In literature:

Nets are for thrushes, eagles are not caught so: We'll overfly or rend them.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
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In news:

Northwest pilots overfly Minneapolis destination.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had promised the Obama administration that he would inspect aircraft overflying his country, but his promise has proved hollow.
A commercial signal mirror with a sighting hole is one of the best ways to attract the attention of overflying aircraft because it can be seen 50 miles away.
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