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barrel roll

n.
A flight maneuver in which an airplane makes a complete rotation on its longitudinal axis while approximately maintaining its original direction.

barrel roll

n
(Aeronautics) a flight manoeuvre in which an aircraft rolls about its longitudinal axis while following a spiral course in line with the direction of flight
vb
(Aeronautics) (intr) (of an aircraft) to perform a barrel roll

bar′rel roll`


n.
a maneuver in which an airplane executes a complete roll by rotating once around its longitudinal axis while moving forward.
[1930–35]
bar′rel-roll`, v.i. -rolled, -roll•ing.
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Noun1.barrel roll - a roll in which the plane follows a spiral coursebarrel roll - a roll in which the plane follows a spiral course
roll - a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude
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