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verb (used with object)
  1. to put (an airplane) through the maneuver of a snap roll.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to execute a snap roll.
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snap roll

noun Aeronautics.
  1. a maneuver in which an airplane makes a rapid and complete revolution about its longitudinal axis while maintaining approximately level flight.
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Origin of snap roll

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for snap-roll

snap roll

  1. a manoeuvre in which an aircraft makes a fast roll
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