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barrel roll Syllabification: bar·rel roll

Definition of barrel roll in English:


An aerobatic maneuver in which an aircraft follows a single turn of a spiral while rolling once about its longitudinal axis.
Example sentences
  • ‘Blue Leader in,’ Matt glanced across to see Michael's Hurricane peeling sharply into a barrel roll towards the German fighters below them.
  • He keyed the comport, while jerking the aging freighter into a barrel roll and zig-zag pattern.
  • I did a barrel roll, dropping a step and closing the throttle.
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