barrel roll

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  1. 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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Other definitions for barrel-roll (2 of 2)

[ bar-uhl-rohl ]

verb (used without object)Aeronautics.
  1. to perform a barrel roll.

Origin of barrel-roll

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use barrel roll in a sentence

  • She is the holder of the record for loop-the-loops for women, and of the barrel roll record for both men and women.

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  • He superintended himself, and saw every barrel roll into the water.

British Dictionary definitions for barrel roll

barrel roll

  1. a flight manoeuvre in which an aircraft rolls about its longitudinal axis while following a spiral course in line with the direction of flight

  1. (intr) (of an aircraft) to perform a barrel roll

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