airplane maneuver

noun
a maneuver executed by an aircraft
Syn: ↑flight maneuver
Hypernyms: ↑maneuver, ↑manoeuvre, ↑evasive action
Hyponyms:
bank, ↑chandelle, ↑loop, ↑loop-the-loop, ↑roll, ↑slip, ↑sideslip

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