barrel roll

noun Aeronautics.
a maneuver in which an airplane executes a complete roll by revolving once around its longitudinal axis.

1930–35 Unabridged


verb (used without object) Aeronautics.
to perform a barrel roll.

1925–30 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
barrel roll
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
2.  (intr) (of an aircraft) to perform a barrel roll

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Plaintiffs' vehicle broke away from the trailer and went into a barrel roll.
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