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plural -s
: the nose-first spinning descent of an airplane deliberately induced as a maneuver


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intransitive verb

: to execute a vrille

Word History



French, literally, tendril, from Old French veille, from Latin viticula, diminutive of vitis vine

Intransitive verb

French vriller, from vrille

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“Vrille.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vrille. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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