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power dive

n.
A downward plunge of an aircraft accelerated by both gravity and engine power.

pow′er-dive′ v.

power dive

n
(Aeronautics) a steep dive by an aircraft with its engines at high power
vb
(Aeronautics) to cause (an aircraft) to perform a power dive or (of an aircraft) to perform a power dive
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Noun1.power dive - a dive of an airplane that is accelerated both by gravity and by the power of the engine
nose dive, nosedive, dive - a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
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