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chandelle

[ shan-del, shahn- ]
/ ʃænˈdɛl, ʃɑ̃- /
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noun
an abrupt climbing turn in which an aircraft almost stalls while using its momentum to gain a higher rate of climb.
verb (used without object), chan·delled, chan·dell·ing.
to perform a chandelle.
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Origin of chandelle

1915–20; <French: literally, candle
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British Dictionary definitions for chandelle

chandelle
/ (ʃænˈdɛl, French ʃɑ̃dɛl) /

noun
aeronautics an abrupt climbing turn almost to the point of stalling, in which an aircraft's momentum is used to increase its rate of climb
verb
(intr) to carry out a chandelle

Word Origin for chandelle

French, literally: candle
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