aileron roll

noun

: a flight maneuver in which an airplane is rotated about its longitudinal axis through a full 360 degrees by means of the ailerons without altering its flight path

Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aileron roll was in 1924

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“Aileron roll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aileron%20roll. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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