phugoid

[ fyoo-goid ]
/ ˈfyu gɔɪd /

adjective Aerospace.

of or relating to long-period oscillation in the longitudinal motion of an aircraft, rocket, or missile.

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Origin of phugoid

1905–10; irregular <Greek phyg() flight + -oid
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