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Definition of "flyaway" [fly•a•way]

  • Made or worn loose or draped, as to allow or suggest fluttering in the wind: a flyaway coat; long, flyaway hair. (adjective)
  • Prepared for immediate flight: a plane in flyaway condition. (adjective)
  • Designed for air travel: flyaway bags. (adjective)
  • Given to frivolity; flighty. (adjective)
  • Sports An aerial gymnastic move performed on the parallel bars, rings, or other apparatus, especially a flying dismount with a somersault. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flyaway" in a sentence
  • "So we're operating off a flyaway, which is a much smaller satellite dish."
  • "The outermost one, called the flyaway, was being furled, though the sailor stretched out upon the stay beneath the bowsprit was drenched by each downward plunge of the schooner's bow."
  • "She said no, and the president called her flyaway curls "a real fashion statement.""