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[flahy-brij] /ˈflaɪˌbrɪdʒ/

noun, Nautical.
Also called flybridge, fly bridge, monkey bridge. Nautical. a small, often open deck or platform above the pilothouse or main cabin, having duplicate controls and navigational equipment.
Architecture. (def 2).
an auxiliary bridge of a vessel, usually built above or far outboard of the main bridge


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