[flahy-brij] /ˈflaɪˌbrɪdʒ/ noun, Nautical. 1. . noun 1. 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. 2. Architecture. (def 2). noun 1. an auxiliary bridge of a vessel, usually built above or far outboard of the […]
[flahy-bahy-nahyt] /ˈflaɪ baɪˌnaɪt/ adjective 1. not reliable or responsible, especially in business; untrustworthy: a fly-by-night operation. 2. not lasting; brief; impermanent; transitory: a fly-by-night theater. noun, Also, fly-by-nighter 3. a person or thing that is unreliable, especially a debtor who evades or attempts to evade creditors. 4. a person regarded as a poor credit risk. […]
[flahy-bahy-wahyuh r] /ˈflaɪ baɪˈwaɪər/ adjective 1. (of aircraft or spacecraft) activated entirely by electronic controls. noun 1. aircraft control through systems operated by electronic circuits rather than mechanical rods FBW noun, adjective a semiautomated computerized flight control for flying aircraft or spacecraft
noun, Machinery, Nautical. 1. (in a Spanish burton or the like) a block, supported by a runner, through which the hauling part of the fall is rove. 2. any block that shifts with the movement of its tackle.