chandelle

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noun chan·delle \shan-ˈdel, shäⁿ-\

Definition of chandelle

  1. :  an abrupt climbing turn of an airplane in which the momentum of the plane is used to attain a higher rate of climb

chandelle

intransitive verb

Origin and Etymology of chandelle

French, literally, candle


First Known Use: 1918

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