noun Also nose dive.
verb (used without object), nose·dived or nose·dove, nose·dived, nose·div·ing. Also nose-dive.
Examples from the Web for nose-dive
But he wouldn't quit yet; the activity might—probably would—take a nose-dive any instant.The Vortex Blaster|Edward Elmer Smith
He might have made a nose-dive, trusting to flatten out' and gain the surface of the water.
Well, Bridgeman isn't back and Tam said he saw him nose-dive behind the German trenches.Tam O' The Scoots|Edgar Wallace
She was then "on an even keel," but about to nose-dive towards the surface of the sea, barely a couple of hundred feet below.
As it was, it was really almost a nose-dive, and I did the first half of it with the throttle wide open.Many Fronts|Lewis R. Freeman