foreflight

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From fore- +‎ flight.

NounEdit

foreflight (plural foreflights)

  1. A flight made before the expected time; a previous or prior flight
    • 1938, Laura (Riding) Jackson, Collected Poems:
      Let winter be less sharp In that the heats of purpose Have winter foreflight in their wings, [...]
    • 1988, Robinson Jeffers, ‎Tim Hunt, The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers:
      Yesterday Moscow, to-morrow what nation, are only the foreflights, Straws playing arrow in the storm-van, storm is good, storm is good, good creature, [...]
    • 2015, George Gissing, A Life's Morning:
      No speed that would not lag behind the fore-flight of a heart's desire.