Immelmann

noun
Im·​mel·​mann | \ ˈi-məl-mən \

Definition of Immelmann

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a maneuver in which an airplane reverses direction by executing half of a loop upwards followed by half of a roll

called also Immelmann turn

Immelmann

biographical name
Im·​mel·​mann | \ ˈi-məl-ˌmän, -mən\

Definition of Immelmann (Entry 2 of 2)

Max 1890–1916 German aviator

First Known Use of Immelmann

Noun

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Immelmann

Noun

Max Immelmann

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