Definition of ground loop in English:

ground loop

Syllabification: ground loop

noun

  • 1A violent, uncontrolled horizontal rotation of an aircraft while landing, taking off, or taxiing.
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    • From television footage, it appears that the pilot may have initiated a ground loop to stop the aircraft.
    • The final landing was a battle as I tried to prevent a ground loop.
    • The Skywagon has seen its share of ground loops, landing accidents and other typical general-aviation accidents.
  • 2North American An unwanted electric current path in a circuit resulting in stray signals or interference, occurring, e.g., when two earthed points in the same circuit have different potentials.
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    • One presentation, for instance, is the ‘Living Machine Biolarium Space,’ which explains an integrated photovoltaic roof system and a ground loop heat exchange system that heats and cools by exchanging heat with the earth.
    • One thing we liked - the ground-loop isolator circuit located in the unit itself, which can notch out the 60-cycle hum that sometimes makes its way into audio recordings.
    • He notes that some school districts are installing ground-loop heat pumps, which are more expensive up front but save on utility costs in the long run.

verb

(ground-loop) [no object] Back to top  
  • (Of an aircraft) make a ground loop.
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    • Registered in December 1974, the aircraft was ground-looped while on the ferry flight to Arizona in July 1980, initiating a five-year restoration.
    • It is the right aircraft for these conditions as it cannot ground-loop nor turn over on its nose.
    • I figured we'd just ground-loop the jet or steer it into the Hornet next to us.

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