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noun Aeronautics.

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

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Origin of power dive

First recorded in 1925–30

Definition for power dive (2 of 2)

power-dive
[ pou-er-dahyv ]
/ ˈpaʊ ərˌdaɪv /

verb (used with or without object), pow·er-dived or pow·er-dove, pow·er-dived, pow·er-div·ing.Aeronautics.

to cause to perform or to perform a power dive.

Origin of power-dive

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for power dive

power dive

noun

a steep dive by an aircraft with its engines at high power

verb power-dive

to cause (an aircraft) to perform a power dive or (of an aircraft) to perform a power dive
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