[ wing-oh-ver ]

  1. an airplane maneuver involving a steep, climbing turn to a near stall, then a sharp drop of the nose, a removal of bank, and a final leveling off in the opposite direction.

Origin of wingover

First recorded in 1925–30; wing + over

Words Nearby wingover Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use wingover in a sentence

  • It was an excellent underwater imitation of a wingover, the plane maneuver that reversed direction by diving and turning.

    The Wailing Octopus | Harold Leland Goodwin

British Dictionary definitions for wingover


/ (ˈwɪŋˌəʊvə) /

  1. a manoeuvre in which the direction of flight of an aircraft is reversed by putting it into a climbing turn until nearly stalled, the nose then being allowed to fall while continuing the turn

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