[bar-uh l-rohl]

verb (used without object) Aeronautics.

to perform a barrel roll.

Nearby words

  1. barrel roof,
  2. barrel vault,
  3. barrel-ass,
  4. barrel-chested,
  5. barrel-race,
  6. barrelage,
  7. barreleye,
  8. barrelfish,
  9. barrelful,
  10. barrelhead

Origin of barrel-roll

First recorded in 1925–30

barrel roll

noun Aeronautics.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for barrel-roll

barrel roll


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

verb barrel-roll

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