from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To fly an airplane close to the ground, rising above objects as they appear, as in spraying crops.

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  • verb To fly an aircraft very close to the ground, such that evasive manoeuvres need to be taken to avoid obstacles

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  • verb fly very close to the ground


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  • The hedgehop said no more, and pretended to be satisfied; but when some days had gone by he woke the jackal, who was sleeping soundly after a hunt which had lasted several hours.

    The Orange Fairy Book 2003

  • That is, it would have been boresome had it not been for the dangers involved, for in order to sow the salt evenly and thickly it was necessary to fly low, to hedgehop, the pilot called it.

    Greener Than You Think Ward Moore 1940


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