- a stall during a vertical climb in which the nose of the airplane falls forward and downward in a whiplike movement.
- to cause (an aircraft) to undergo whipstall.
- (of an aircraft) to undergo whipstall.
Origin of whipstall
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- a stall in which an aircraft goes into a nearly vertical climb, pauses, slips backwards momentarily, and drops suddenly with its nose down
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