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ground loop

noun, Aeronautics.
a sharp horizontal loop performed, usually involuntarily, while touching the ground.
Origin of ground loop
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • "A lot of good it will do you if we ground-loop, Major," he grinned.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
British Dictionary definitions for ground-loop

ground loop

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