power-dive

verb pow·er-dive \ ˈpau̇(-ə)r-ˌdīv \

Definition of power-dive

: to make a power dive
: to cause to power-dive

First Known Use of power-dive

1937

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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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

in the meaning defined above

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