wingover

noun

wing·​over ˈwiŋ-ˌō-vər How to pronounce wingover (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wingover was in 1927

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Cite this Entry

“Wingover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wingover. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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