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power dive

noun, Aeronautics
1.
a dive, especially a steep dive, by an aircraft in which the engine or engines are delivering thrust at or near full power.
Origin of power dive
1925-1930
1925-30

power-dive

[pou-er-dahyv] /ˈpaʊ ərˌdaɪv/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), power-dived or power-dove, power-dived, power-diving. Aeronautics
1.
to cause to perform or to perform a power dive.
Origin
1935-40
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  • Suddenly he nosed down and shot for the ground, ten miles below, in a power dive.

    The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
  • The Solarite flashed down in a power dive—down with a sickening lurch.

    The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
  • The slow drop turned into a power dive and the jungle billowed up.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
British Dictionary definitions for power dive

power dive

noun
1.
a steep dive by an aircraft with its engines at high power
verb
2.
to cause (an aircraft) to perform a power dive or (of an aircraft) to perform a power dive
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