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A sudden, steep climbing turn of an aircraft, executed to alter flight direction and gain altitude simultaneously.
intr.v. chan·delled, chan·dell·ing, chan·dells
To execute a chandelle.
[French, from chandelle, candle, from Old French, from Latin candēla; see candle.]
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chandelle(ʃænˈdɛl; French ʃɑ̃dɛl)
(Aeronautics) aeronautics an abrupt climbing turn almost to the point of stalling, in which an aircraft's momentum is used to increase its rate of climb
(Aeronautics) (intr) to carry out a chandelle
[French, literally: candle]
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an abrupt climbing turn in which an aircraft almost stalls while using its momentum to gain a higher rate of climb.
[1915–20; < French: literally, candle]
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Past participle: chandelled
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|Noun||1.||chandelle - a flight maneuver consisting of a steep climbing turn executed to gain altitude while changing direction|
|Verb||1.||chandelle - climb suddenly and steeply; "The airplane chandelled"|
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