Definition of nosedive
- stock prices took a nosedive
The plane went into a nosedive.
The stock market took a nosedive.
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: a sudden sharp drop made by an airplane with its front end pointing toward the ground
: a sudden sharp drop in price, value, condition, etc.
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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