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Definition: flying bridge
n : the highest navigational bridge on a ship; a small (often
open) deck above the pilot house [syn: flybridge
, fly bridge
, monkey bridge
English → English
Definition: Flying bridge
, a. [From Fly
, v. i.]
Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or
rapidly; intended for rapid movement.
(Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in
motion, to cover its own garrisons and to keep the enemy
in continual alarm. --Farrow.
(Mil.), artillery trained to rapid
evolutions, -- the men being either mounted or trained to
spring upon the guns and caissons when they change
, Flying camp
. See under Bridge
(Arch.), a contrivance for taking up the
thrust of a roof or vault which can not be supported by
ordinary buttresses. It consists of a straight bar of
masonry, usually sloping, carried on an arch, and a solid
pier or buttress sufficient to receive the thrust. The
word is generally applied only to the straight bar with
, flags unfurled and waving in the air; hence:
To come off with flying colors
, to be victorious; to
succeed thoroughly in an undertaking.
(Zo["o]l.), a young female kangaroo.
(a) (Zo["o]l.) See Dragon
(b) A meteor. See under Dragon
(a) A fabled Dutch mariner condemned for his crimes to sail
the seas till the day of judgment.
(b) A spectral ship.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Flying fish
, in the
(Zo["o]l.), see Flying fox
in the vocabulary.
(Zo["o]l.), either of two East Indian tree
frogs of the genus Rhacophorus
and Rhacophorus pardalis
), having very
large and broadly webbed feet, which serve as parachutes,
and enable it to make very long leaps.
(Zo["o]l.), a species of gurnard of the
, with very large
pectoral fins, said to be able to fly like the flying
fish, but not for so great a distance.
Note: Three species are known; that of the Atlantic is
(Naut.), a sail extended outside of the standing
jib, on the flying-jib boom.
(Naut.), an extension of the jib boom.
(Naut.), light sails carried only in fine
. (Zo["o]l.) See Colugo
(Civil Engin.), a reconnoissance level over
the course of a projected road, canal, etc.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Dragon
, n. 6.
, any apparatus for navigating through the
air, especially a heavier-than-air machine. -- Flying mouse
(Zo["o]l.), the opossum mouse (Acrobates pygm[ae]us
), a marsupial of Australia. Called also
Note: It has lateral folds of skin, like the flying
squirrels, and a featherlike tail. -- Flying party
(Mil.), a body of soldiers detailed to hover about an
enemy. -- Flying phalanger
(Zo["o]l.), one of several
species of small marsuupials of the genera Petaurus
, of Australia and New Guinea, having lateral
folds like those of the flying squirrels. The sugar
squirrel (Belideus sciureus
), and the ariel (Belideus ariel
), are the best known; -- called also squirrel petaurus
and flying squirrel
. See Sugar squirrel
, the fly of a clock. -- Flying sap
the rapid construction of trenches (when the enemy's fire
of case shot precludes the method of simple trenching), by
means of gabions placed in juxtaposition and filled with
earth. -- Flying shot
, a shot fired at a moving object,
as a bird on the wing. -- Flying spider
. (Zo["o]l.) See
. -- Flying squid
oceanic squid (Ommastrephes Bartramii
), abundant in the Gulf Stream,
which is able to leap out of the water with such force
that it often falls on the deck of a vessel. -- Flying squirrel
(Zo["o]l.) See Flying squirrel
, in the
Vocabulary. -- Flying start
, a start in a sailing race
in which the signal is given while the vessels are under
way. -- Flying torch
(Mil.), a torch attached to a long
staff and used for signaling at night.
(br[i^]j), n. [OE. brig, brigge, brug, brugge,
AS. brycg, bricg; akin to Fries. bregge, D. brug, OHG.
brucca, G. br["u]cke, Icel. bryggja pier, bridge, Sw. brygga,
Dan. brygge, and prob. Icel. br[=u] bridge, Sw. & Dan. bro
bridge, pavement, and possibly to E. brow.]
1. A structure, usually of wood, stone, brick, or iron,
erected over a river or other water course, or over a
chasm, railroad, etc., to make a passageway from one bank
to the other.
2. Anything supported at the ends, which serves to keep some
other thing from resting upon the object spanned, as in
engraving, watchmaking, etc., or which forms a platform or
staging over which something passes or is conveyed.
3. (Mus.) The small arch or bar at right angles to the
strings of a violin, guitar, etc., serving of raise them
and transmit their vibrations to the body of the
4. (Elec.) A device to measure the resistance of a wire or
other conductor forming part of an electric circuit.
5. A low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a
furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; -- usually called a
. See Aqueduct
, Bascule bridge
, Bateau bridge
. See under
Bridge of a steamer
(Naut.), a narrow platform across the
deck, above the rail, for the convenience of the officer
in charge of the ship; in paddlewheel vessels it connects
the paddle boxes.
Bridge of the nose
, the upper, bony part of the nose.
. See under Cantalever
. See Drawbridge
, a temporary bridge suspended or floating, as
for the passage of armies; also, a floating structure
connected by a cable with an anchor or pier up stream, and
made to pass from bank to bank by the action of the
current or other means.
or Truss bridge
, a bridge formed by
girders, or by trusses resting upon abutments or piers.
, a bridge formed by lattice girders.
, Ponton bridge
. See under Pontoon
, a bridge built obliquely from bank to bank, as
sometimes required in railway engineering.
. See under Suspension
, a bridge formed of a series of short,
simple girders resting on trestles.
, a bridge in the form of a hollow trunk or
rectangular tube, with cellular walls made of iron plates
riveted together, as the Britannia bridge over the Menai
Strait, and the Victoria bridge at Montreal.
(Elec.), a device for the measurement
of resistances, so called because the balance between the
resistances to be measured is indicated by the absence of
a current in a certain wire forming a bridge or connection
between two points of the apparatus; -- invented by Sir