American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A flight maneuver in which an airplane makes a complete rotation on its longitudinal axis while approximately maintaining its original direction.
- n. An aerobatic flying maneuver in which the pilot causes the airplane to complete one loop in the same time that the airplane completes one roll, creating the appearance that the airplane is riding on the inside of a cylinder.
- n. A movement (usually during a car crash) where a car flips on its roof, then falls back on its wheels after doing at least one full 360° horizontal rotation.
- n. a roll in which the plane follows a spiral course
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*sigh* I wish I had lived in the barnstorming era. In my flying days, I loved nothing more than flipping around in the air and landing in fields or on dirt runways. (^-^)
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