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power dive

Syllabification: pow·er dive

Definition of power dive in English:

noun

A steep dive of an aircraft with the engines providing thrust.
Example sentences
  • He proceeded to take the Hawk up to 22,000 feet and in a power dive he brought the aircraft to within 1500 feet of the ground.
  • It was not uncommon for prototype aircraft not to recover, or to break up from the great pressures exerted in pulling up from a power dive, so test pilots were really earning their salaries on these flights.
  • The Thunderbolt could, from its high altitude perch, dive like the proverbial brick which gave rise to the myth that the P - 47 had broken the sound barrier during a power dive.

verb

(power-dive) [no object] Back to top  
Perform a power dive.
Example sentences
  • A mentally unstable Daffy Duck power-dives his way into duck hunter Porky Pig's life, driving a wedge between him and his dog, and spraying them both with copious amounts of thpittle in the process.

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