verb (used with or without object), pow·er-dived or pow·er-dove, pow·er-dived, pow·er-div·ing. Aeronautics.
  1. to cause to perform or to perform a power dive.

Origin of power-dive

First recorded in 1935–40

power dive

noun Aeronautics.
  1. a dive, especially a steep dive, by an aircraft in which the engine or engines are delivering thrust at or near full power.

Origin of power dive

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for power-dive

power dive

  1. a steep dive by an aircraft with its engines at high power
verb power-dive
  1. to cause (an aircraft) to perform a power dive or (of an aircraft) to perform a power dive
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