sideslip

verb side·slip \ ˈsīd-ˌslip \

Definition of sideslip

sideslipped; sideslipping; sideslips
1 : to skid or slide sideways
2 : to slide sideways through the air in a downward direction in an airplane along an inclined lateral axis

sideslip

noun

First Known Use of sideslip

1870

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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