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flyby (plural flybys)
- A flight past a celestial object in order to make observations.
- The upcoming flyby of Halley's comet is expected to provide new information on the nature of the comet.
- (US) A low-level flight of ceremonial nature, typically in connection with an airshow or a military parade.
- A brief visit to an IRC channel
flight past celestial object