angle of roll

Definition of 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

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First Known Use of angle of roll

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Angle of roll.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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