power-dive

verb pow·er-dive \ ˈpau̇(-ə)r-ˌdīv \

Definition of power-dive

intransitive verb
: to make a power dive
transitive verb
: to cause to power-dive

First Known Use of power-dive

1937


power dive

noun

Definition of power dive

: a dive of an airplane accelerated by the power of the engine

First Known Use of power dive

1930


Learn More about power-dive


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up power-dive? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

custom-made

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's That From? A Word Origin Quiz

  • turris-babel-by-athanasius-kircher
  • What language gave the word robot to English?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!