tailslide

noun
tail·​slide | \ ˈtāl-ˌslīd How to pronounce tailslide (audio) \

Definition of tailslide

: an aerobatic maneuver in which an aircraft that has been pulled into a steep climb stalls and then loses altitude by dropping backward

First Known Use of tailslide

1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Tailslide.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tailslide. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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