Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. moving or functioning quickly and energetically.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. moving swiftly

Etymologies

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Examples

  • There was nothing to be done save wait for the wind, so that he might know how he lay in relation to the fast-flying and deadly centre that from somewhere was approaching out of the gloom.

    A LITTLE ACCOUNTWITH SWITHIN HALL

  • How about you -- any close calls with fast-flying tackle?

    Death by Sinker

  • Here small, fast-flying brass dragons waited to carry them into the mountains.

    Finnegan teoriza la practica de cuerdas

  • Some A-10 pilots worry that the fast-flying F-15E and the Army's gadget-laden Apache helicopter will be of little use against Iraqi tank columns-and the Iraqis may be able to mount an effective low-tech air defense using concentrated machine-gun fire and thick smoke from burning Kuwaiti crude.

    Air Power Faces Its Biggest Test

  • Dat did nawt maek hollybuzh be gud, it juz maked vary fast-flying zhrapnul dat maked me itchy. *sighs*

    mundayz - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Lighter than metal and aerodynamically low to the ground, the hoods stabilized fast-flying Hawks by utilizing the downward air pressure thrust on the car's front end much better than those of Golden Hawks.

    1958 Packard Hawk:

  • These are very, very high mountains, and we have such a natural boundary that can hardly be overcome even by fast-flying Russian jets.

    CNN Transcript Aug 10, 2008

  • Like a swift, fleeting meteor — a fast-flying cloud —

    Lincoln's Great Depression

  • The fast-flying navy team is about to put on a show there today, the first performance since last month's crash that killed one of the team members, that crashed during a show in South Carolina.

    CNN Transcript May 12, 2007

  • However, distinguishing between “Taliban militants” and ordinary farmers or merchants is extremely difficult from fast-flying fighter aircraft and attack helicopters.

    Think Progress » 72,265.

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