whip stall


: a stall during a vertical climb in which the nose of the airplane whips violently forward and then downward

Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whip stall was in 1924

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“Whip stall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whip%20stall. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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