Main meanings of night-fly in English

: night-fly1night-fly2

night-fly1

Pronunciation /ˈnʌɪtflʌɪ/

noun

Fishing
  • An artificial fly used in night-fishing.

Origin

Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From night + fly.

Main meanings of night-fly in English

: night-fly1night-fly2

night-fly2

Pronunciation /ˌnʌɪtˈflʌɪ/

verb

  • with object To fly (an aircraft) at night.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in The Daily Telegraph. From night + fly, after night flying.