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barrel-roll

[bar-uh l-rohl]
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verb (used without object) Aeronautics.
  1. to perform a barrel roll.

Origin of barrel-roll

First recorded in 1925–30

barrel roll

noun Aeronautics.
  1. a maneuver in which an airplane executes a complete roll by revolving once around its longitudinal axis.

Origin of barrel roll

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for barrel-roll

barrel roll

noun
  1. a flight manoeuvre in which an aircraft rolls about its longitudinal axis while following a spiral course in line with the direction of flight
verb barrel-roll
  1. (intr) (of an aircraft) to perform a barrel roll
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