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[wing-oh-ver] /ˈwɪŋˌoʊ vər/
noun, Aeronautics.
an airplane maneuver involving a steep, climbing turn to a near stall, then a sharp drop of the nose, a removal of bank, and a final leveling off in the opposite direction.
Origin of wingover
First recorded in 1925-30; wing + over Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was an excellent underwater imitation of a wingover, the plane maneuver that reversed direction by diving and turning.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for wingover


a manoeuvre in which the direction of flight of an aircraft is reversed by putting it into a climbing turn until nearly stalled, the nose then being allowed to fall while continuing the turn
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