whipstall

whipstall
whip•stall
[[t]ˈ(h)wɪpˌstɔl, ˈwɪp-[/t]] n.
aer. a stall during a vertical climb of an aircraft in which the nose falls forward and downward in a whiplike movement
Etymology: 1920–25

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • whipstall — ☆ whipstall [hwip′stôl΄, wip′stôl΄ ] n. a stunt in flying in which the airplane first goes into a stall during a steep climb, then drops or whips suddenly nose downward …   English World dictionary

  • whipstall — /hwip stawl , wip /, Aeron. n. 1. a stall during a vertical climb in which the nose of the airplane falls forward and downward in a whiplike movement. v.t. 2. to cause (an aircraft) to undergo whipstall. v.i. 3. (of an aircraft) to undergo… …   Universalium

  • whipstall — /ˈwɪpstɔl/ (say wipstawl) Aeronautics –noun 1. a stall during a vertical climb in which there is often a momentary slide of the aircraft tail first, the nose then pitching violently forward and down in a whip like movement. –verb (t) 2. to cause… …  

  • whipstall — /hwip stawl , wip /, Aeron. n. 1. a stall during a vertical climb in which the nose of the airplane falls forward and downward in a whiplike movement. v.t. 2. to cause (an aircraft) to undergo whipstall. v.i. 3. (of an aircraft) to undergo… …   Useful english dictionary

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