ground-loop

ground loop

noun Aeronautics.
a sharp horizontal loop performed, usually involuntarily, while touching the ground.

Origin:
1920–25

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ground loop
 
n
a sudden uncontrolled turn by an aircraft on the ground, while moving under its own power

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