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- n. a loop consisting of a dive followed by inverted flight followed by a climb that returns to horizontal flight
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In imitation of the manner in which they had dived, climbed and twisted through the forma - tions of German raiders massing to destroy Britain, he zoomed upward in climbing rolls, looping, stall - ing, flick-rolling, coming out of an outside loop to dive and flip within a few feet of the ground, then soaring again almost vertically into the sky.