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sideslip

Syllabification: side·slip
Pronunciation: /ˈsīdslip
 
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Definition of sideslip in English:

noun

1A sideways skid or slip.
Example sentences
  • Tom and I had been working all morning with traverses and side slips where the only release mechanism is ankle movements.
  • This frequently results in side-slips and accidents of more or less gravity to men and horses as well as cars.
1.1 Aeronautics A sideways movement of an aircraft, especially downward toward the inside of a turn.
Example sentences
  • However glider pilots regularly use side-slips to increase their rate of descent while landing, particularly in the case of older sailplanes not equipped with high drag devices (spoilers or flaps).
  • he brothers had also encountered problems with "side slips" - the airplane tended to slide sideways in the air during a turn - so they installed semi-circular "blinkers" between the elevator surfaces to keep the airplane flying forward and gave the wings a very slight dihedral angle.
1.2(In skiing and surfing) an act of traveling down a slope or wave in a direction not in line with one’s skis or board.
Example sentences
  • Speed control is the most important factor in mogul skiing and side slips and hockey stops come in quite handy in the beginning.
  • Then quickly pivot both skis under your body into a sideslip in the fall line.

verb

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1Skid or slip sideways: the weight counteracts the tire’s tendency to sideslip
More example sentences
  • The ski/walk switch needs to click louder so you know the cuff is locked forward (an important piece of information when you're about to side-slip into a chute).
  • Practice side-slipping to each corner, returning to the middle each time.
  • From the middle of the court, or the ‘base’ (area where you should return to after each shot), side-slip toward the front corners.
1.1 Aeronautics Move in a sideslip.
Example sentences
  • Rick very capably side-slipped the airplane onto runway 14, rolled out, and exited the aircraft rapidly while it was still burning.
  • Continuing at about 145-mph and a descent rate of about 200-fpm, we reached 3000-ft when number four engine cut out and the B - 24 swerved and started side-slipping down despite full opposite rudder.
1.2(In skiing and surfing) travel sideways or in any direction not in line with one’s skis or board.
Example sentences
  • For example, when on the nose and I see a very steep section coming, I want to walk and hang ten and not worry about the fin coming out of the water and side-slipping.
  • Despite being enormously out of shape and enormous in general, I managed to catch enough waves and do enough 360s, side-slips and backward rides (some of them even on purpose) to win the novice waveski division.

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