chandelle

noun
chan·​delle | \ shan-ˈdel How to pronounce chandelle (audio) , shäⁿ- \

Definition of chandelle

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

Other Words from chandelle

chandelle intransitive verb

First Known Use of chandelle

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chandelle

French, literally, candle

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“Chandelle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chandelle. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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