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chandelle

[shan-del, shahn-] /ʃænˈdɛl, ʃɑ̃-/
noun
1.
an abrupt climbing turn in which an aircraft almost stalls while using its momentum to gain a higher rate of climb.
verb (used without object), chandelled, chandelling.
2.
to perform a chandelle.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; < French: literally, candle
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chandelle

/ʃænˈdɛl; French ʃɑ̃dɛl/
noun
1.
(aeronautics) an abrupt climbing turn almost to the point of stalling, in which an aircraft's momentum is used to increase its rate of climb
verb
2.
(intransitive) to carry out a chandelle
Word Origin
French, literally: candle
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