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whipstall

[ hwip-stawl, wip- ]
/ ˈʰwɪpˌstɔl, ˈwɪp- /
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noun
a stall during a vertical climb in which the nose of the airplane falls forward and downward in a whiplike movement.
verb (used with object)
to cause (an aircraft) to undergo whipstall.
verb (used without object)
(of an aircraft) to undergo whipstall.
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Origin of whipstall

First recorded in 1920–25; whip + stall1
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British Dictionary definitions for whipstall

whipstall
/ (ˈwɪpˌstɔːl) /

noun
a stall in which an aircraft goes into a nearly vertical climb, pauses, slips backwards momentarily, and drops suddenly with its nose down
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