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A downward plunge of an aircraft accelerated by both gravity and engine power.
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(Aeronautics) a steep dive by an aircraft with its engines at high power
(Aeronautics) to cause (an aircraft) to perform a power dive or (of an aircraft) to perform a power dive
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