victory roll


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victory roll

n
(Aeronautics) a roll of an aircraft made by a pilot to announce or celebrate the shooting down of an enemy plane or other cause for celebration
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victory roll

n (Aviat) → Siegesrolle f
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"In the cottages you can learn about make-up on ration, see our hairdresser for a victory roll and take part in our planting activity.
The horse - the first to win back-to-back Nationals since Red Rum in 1974 - celebrated with a victory roll in the sand.
The two traded heavy blows, suplexes, piledrivers and Sharpshooters throughout, before Owen netted what was a shock win with a victory roll for the pinfall.
The evergreen pensioner took the controls of famous World War II plane and even did a victory roll on her maiden flight.
Neil Shuttleworth, 81, could barely walk from the pain of his condition, but after his ankle was replaced - using the material from which bullet-proof vests are made - he was finally able to take the flight of a lifetime - and perform a victory roll to celebrate his new-found mobility.
"Maybe he was overcome by what he had done, but instead of heading towards his air base at Usworth, Harry flew up the Tyne in order to fly under the Tyne Bridge but wisely pulled out at the last minute and flew at rooftop level above Northumberland Street, waving to the people below and giving them a 'victory roll' display," he said.
A Lancaster bomber was even brought to the centre of Birmingham and exhibited in Broad Street, the same area that test pilot Alex Henshaw did his famed victory roll.
THE Spitfire's links to Birmingham are legendary - from the Castle Bromwich factory where they were made to test pilot Alex Henshaw's victory roll in the city centre near Birmingham's Hall of Remembrance.
Seeing the Hall of Memory he performed a "victory roll", twisting through 360 degrees just as he flew above the Messerschmitt.
A minute's silence was held following the excavation, before a Spitfire performed a flypast and victory roll in memory of Emrys.
"This is a great modern twist on a vintage updo, taking the elements of both a horizontal and victory roll and combining them together to create a bold eye-catching updo.