wingover

noun
wing·​over | \ ˈwiŋ-ˌō-vər How to pronounce wingover (audio) \

Definition of wingover

: a flight maneuver in which a plane is put into a climbing turn until nearly stalled after which the nose is allowed to fall while the turn is continued until normal flight is attained in a direction opposite to that in which the maneuver was entered

First Known Use of wingover

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Wingover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wingover. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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