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Definition of "overfly" []

  • To fly over (a particular area or territory) in an aircraft or spacecraft. (verb-transitive)
  • To fly beyond or past; overshoot: The plane overflew the runway and crashed. (verb-transitive)

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 "overfly" in a sentence
  • "For example, say you want lo land at Edwards, you may have to overfly highly populated areas such a the LA basin."
  • "Conversely, if Israel were to defy international law and illegally overfly Iraq?"
  • "The two Coast Guard experts sent up to overfly the area with the borough said they saw nothing that resembled an oil slick, Hasenauer said."