loop-the-loop

[loop-thuh-loop]
noun
1.
an airplane maneuver in which a plane, starting upward, makes one complete vertical loop.
2.
a ride in an amusement park that simulates this maneuver.

Origin:
1900–05

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Example sentences
In the loop-the-loop upside down design, it's inertia that keeps you in your seat.
That's when a helmet comes in handy, since you are likely to go loop-the-loop and land on your head.
The old loop-the-loop had been replaced with a large complex containing two roller coasters and a boat ride.
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