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sideslip

[sahyd-slip]
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verb (used without object), side·slipped, side·slip·ping.
  1. to slip to one side.
  2. (of an airplane when banked excessively) to slide sideways in a downward direction, toward the center of the curve described in turning.
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noun
  1. an act or instance of sideslipping.
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Origin of sideslip

First recorded in 1640–50; side1 + slip1
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Historical Examples

  • Certainly--watch gulls on a windy day--you'll see them sideslip--go into spins--and have a generally hard time of it!

    Dorothy Dixon Wins Her Wings

    Dorothy Wayne


British Dictionary definitions for sideslip

sideslip

noun
  1. a sideways skid, as of a motor vehicle
  2. a sideways and downward movement towards the inside of a turn by an aircraft in a sharp bank
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verb -slips, -slipping or -slipped
  1. another name for slip 1 (def. 12)
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