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wingover

[wing-oh-ver]
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noun Aeronautics.
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for wingover

Historical Examples

  • 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

wingover

noun
  1. 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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