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flying bridge

[¦flī·iŋ ′brij]
(naval architecture)
A narrow walkway or platform built at the level of the top of the pilothouse and containing a duplicate set of controls for steering gear and engine-room signals and for navigating instruments; the platform extends from one side of the ship to the other. Also known as navigating bridge.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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