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loop-the-loop

[loop-thuh-loop]
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noun
  1. an airplane maneuver in which a plane, starting upward, makes one complete vertical loop.
  2. a ride in an amusement park that simulates this maneuver.

Origin of loop-the-loop

First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for loop-the-loop

Historical Examples

  • When you look at the wall paper does your brain do a sort of loop-the-loop and cause you to meld 100 aces or double pinochle?

    You Should Worry Says John Henry

    George V. Hobart

  • I saw one old Austrian general getting on the loop-the-loop with a little boy.

    Germany in War Time

    Mary Ethel McAuley