- to perform a barrel roll.
Origin of barrel-roll
First recorded in 1925–30
- 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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- a flight manoeuvre in which an aircraft rolls about its longitudinal axis while following a spiral course in line with the direction of flight
- (intr) (of an aircraft) to perform a barrel roll
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