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ground loop

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noun Aeronautics.
  1. a sharp horizontal loop performed, usually involuntarily, while touching the ground.
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Origin of ground loop

First recorded in 1920–25
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  • "A lot of good it will do you if we ground-loop, Major," he grinned.

    The Five Arrows

    Allan Chase


British Dictionary definitions for ground loop

ground loop

noun
  1. a sudden uncontrolled turn by an aircraft on the ground, while moving under its own power
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