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barrel roll

noun, Aeronautics
1.
a maneuver in which an airplane executes a complete roll by revolving once around its longitudinal axis.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35

barrel-roll

[bar-uh l-rohl] /ˈbær əlˌroʊl/
verb (used without object), Aeronautics
1.
to perform a barrel roll.
Origin
1925-30
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  • Plaintiffs' vehicle broke away from the trailer and went into a barrel roll.
British Dictionary definitions for barrel roll

barrel roll

noun
1.
a flight manoeuvre in which an aircraft rolls about its longitudinal axis while following a spiral course in line with the direction of flight
verb
2.
(intransitive) (of an aircraft) to perform a barrel roll
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