angle of roll

: the angle through which an airplane must be rotated about its longitudinal axis to bring its lateral axis into a horizontal plane, being positive when the left wing is higher than the right

called also angle of bank

Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angle of roll was in 1913

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“Angle of roll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angle%20of%20roll. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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