Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To slip or skid to one side.
  • intransitive verb To slide sideways and downward in skiing.
  • intransitive verb To fly sideways and downward in an airplane along the lateral axis to reduce altitude without gaining speed or as the result of banking too deeply.

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Examples

  • There's probably a lot of short-term sideslip in the twenty-second century, but by the time it reaches us, it all irons out in the wash. "

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • He also reminded me to sideslip in the narrow, icy areas.

    Connie Lawn: Vail Is Splendid

  • He also reminded me to sideslip in the narrow, icy areas.

    Connie Lawn: Vail Is Splendid

  • He also reminded me to sideslip in the narrow, icy areas.

    Connie Lawn: Vail Is Splendid

  • He also reminded me to sideslip in the narrow, icy areas.

    Connie Lawn: Vail Is Splendid

  • Not those - but a couple of days ago he was doing the sideslip in interviews about Obama.

    Bill Clinton: Economic Crisis Means Veep Choice Is More Important

  • Startled, his involuntarymovement made Avatre go into a sideslip, and he looked down over her shoulder.

    Aerie

  • Similarly, the ball nose received precise indications of angle of sideslip and dynamic pressure, which then gave airspeed.

    First Man

  • Armstrong let the X-15 nose up just a little, causing it to balloon to a high enough altitude—roughly 140,000 feet—where the airplane returned to the wings-level attitude with essentially no sideslip.

    First Man

  • Until this flight, the X-15, typical of all research aircraft up to this time, had a front-mounted boom with vanes to sense airspeed, altitude, angle of attack, and angle of sideslip in a free aerodynamic flow field.

    First Man

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