a dive, especially a steep dive, by an aircraft in which the engine or engines are delivering thrust at or near full power.
Other definitions for power-dive (2 of 2)
to cause to perform or to perform a power dive.
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How to use power dive in a sentence
Then it dropped by the nose, and started howling seaward in a vertical power dive.Dave Dawson with the R.A.F | R. Sidney Bowen
Flight Lieutenant Wiggins had shoved the control stick forward and was dropping the Wellington down into a roaring power dive.Dave Dawson with the R.A.F | R. Sidney Bowen
The Solarite flashed down in a power dive—down with a sickening lurch.The Black Star Passes | John W Campbell
Something inside my brain was sucking all my strength in one tremendous, surging power-dive of wish fulfillment.The Very Black | Dean Evans
The slow drop turned into a power dive and the jungle billowed up.Deathworld | Harry Harrison
British Dictionary definitions for power dive
a steep dive by an aircraft with its engines at high power
to cause (an aircraft) to perform a power dive or (of an aircraft) to perform a power dive
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