verb (used without object) Aeronautics.
to perform a barrel roll.
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- barrel roof,
- barrel vault,
Origin of barrel-roll
First recorded in 1925–30
a maneuver in which an airplane executes a complete roll by revolving once around its longitudinal axis.
Origin of barrel roll
First recorded in 1930–35
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a flight manoeuvre in which an aircraft rolls about its longitudinal axis while following a spiral course in line with the direction of flight
(intr) (of an aircraft) to perform a barrel roll
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