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flying bridge Explained

Flying bridge at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bridge \Bridge\, 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
{bridge wall}.

{Aqueduct bridge}. See {Aqueduct}.

{Asses' bridge}, {Bascule bridge}, {Bateau bridge}. See under
{Ass}, {Bascule}, {Bateau}.

{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.

{Cantalever bridge}. See under {Cantalever}.

{Draw bridge}. See {Drawbridge}.

{Flying bridge}, 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.

{Girder bridge} or {Truss bridge}, a bridge formed by
girders, or by trusses resting upon abutments or piers.

{Lattice bridge}, a bridge formed by lattice girders.

{Pontoon bridge}, {Ponton bridge}. See under {Pontoon}.

{Skew bridge}, a bridge built obliquely from bank to bank, as
sometimes required in railway engineering.

{Suspension bridge}. See under {Suspension}.

{Trestle bridge}, a bridge formed of a series of short,
simple girders resting on trestles.

{Tubular bridge}, 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.

{Wheatstone's bridge} (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
Charles Wheatstone.

{Flying army} (Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in
motion, to cover its own garrisons and to keep the enemy
in continual alarm. --Farrow.

{Flying artillery} (Mil.), artillery trained to rapid
evolutions, -- the men being either mounted or trained to
spring upon the guns and caissons when they change

{Flying bridge}, {Flying camp}. See under {Bridge}, and

{Flying buttress} (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
supporting arch.

{Flying colors}, flags unfurled and waving in the air; hence:

{To come off with flying colors}, to be victorious; to
succeed thoroughly in an undertaking.

{Flying doe} (Zo["o]l.), a young female kangaroo.

{Flying dragon}.
(a) (Zo["o]l.) See {Dragon}, 6.
(b) A meteor. See under {Dragon}.

{Flying Dutchman}.
(a) A fabled Dutch mariner condemned for his crimes to sail
the seas till the day of judgment.
(b) A spectral ship.

{Flying fish}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Flying fish}, in the

{Flying fox} (Zo["o]l.), the colugo.

{Flying frog} (Zo["o]l.), an East Indian tree frog of the
genus {Rhacophorus}, having very large and broadly webbed
feet, which serve as parachutes, and enable it to make
very long leaps.

{Flying gurnard} (Zo["o]l.), a species of gurnard of the
genus {Cephalacanthus} or {Dactylopterus}, 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
{Cephalacanthus volitans}.

{Flying jib} (Naut.), a sail extended outside of the standing
jib, on the flying-jib boom.

{Flying-jib boom} (Naut.), an extension of the jib boom.

{Flying kites} (Naut.), light sails carried only in fine

{Flying lemur}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Colugo}.

{Flying level} (Civil Engin.), a reconnoissance level over
the course of a projected road, canal, etc.

{Flying lizard}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Dragon}, n. 6.

{Flying machine}, an apparatus for navigating the air; a form
of balloon. -- {Flying mouse} (Zo["o]l.), the opossum
mouse ({Acrobates pygm[ae]us}), of Australia.

Note: It has lateral folds of skin, like the flying
squirrels. -- {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} and {Belideus}, of Australia and New
Guinea, having lateral folds like those of the flying
squirrels. The sugar squirrel ({B. sciureus}), and the
ariel ({B. ariel}), are the best known; -- called also
{squirrel petaurus} and {flying squirrel}. See {Sugar
squirrel}. -- {Flying pinion}, the fly of a clock. --
{Flying sap} (Mil.), 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 {Ballooning spider}. --
{Flying squid} (Zo["o]l.), an oceanic squid ({Ommastrephes,
or Sthenoteuthis, 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.

flying bridge at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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}]

flying bridge at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-noun » head=flying bridge
Inter: wikipedi » a
  • Inter: nautica » l A (usually open) area on top of, or at the side of, a ship's pilothouse, serving as an operating station for the officers in good weather or when manoeuvring in port.
    1. Inter: rfdef » lang=en A structure in a castle of some sort.

    Translation: ta » flying bridge