Dutch roll

noun

: a combination of directional and lateral oscillation of an airplane

Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dutch roll was in 1916

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“Dutch roll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dutch%20roll. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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