barrel roll
noun Date: 1917 an airplane maneuver in which a complete revolution about the longitudinal axis is made

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • barrel roll — n. a complete roll made by an airplane around its longitudinal axis while it simultaneously completes one spiral revolution in the air, as a chamber of a revolver turning in relationship to its gun barrel …   English World dictionary

  • Barrel roll — For other uses, see Barrel roll (disambiguation). Barrel roll A barrel roll is an aerial maneuver in which an airplane makes a complete rotation on its longitudinal axis while following a helical path, approximately maintaining its original… …   Wikipedia

  • barrel-roll — /bar euhl rohl /, v.i. Aeron. to perform a barrel roll. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • barrel-roll — /bar euhl rohl /, v.i. Aeron. to perform a barrel roll. [1925 30] …   Useful english dictionary

  • barrel roll — bar′rel roll n. aer. a maneuver in which an airplane executes a complete roll by rotating once around its longitudinal axis while moving forward • Etymology: 1930–35 bar′rel roll , v.i. rolled, roll•ing …   From formal English to slang

  • barrel roll — noun a roll in which the plane follows a spiral course (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑roll …   Useful english dictionary

  • barrel roll — Aeron. a maneuver in which an airplane executes a complete roll by revolving once around its longitudinal axis. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • barrel roll — noun a) 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. b) A movement …   Wiktionary

  • barrel roll — An aerobatic maneuver in which an airplane rotates 360° around the longitudinal axis while the nose of the aircraft describes a circle about a real or imagined reference point on the horizon. In this maneuver, occupants are under positive… …   Aviation dictionary

  • barrel roll — noun an aerobatic manoeuvre in which an aircraft follows a single turn of a spiral while rolling once about its longitudinal axis …   English new terms dictionary

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