ground loop


ground loop
noun
a sharp uncontrollable turn made by an airplane while moving along the ground
Hypernyms: ↑mishap, ↑misadventure, ↑mischance

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noun
: a sharp uncontrollable turn made by an airplane on the ground in landing, taking off, or taxiing

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Aeron.
a sharp horizontal loop performed, usually involuntarily, while touching the ground.
[1920-25]

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ground loop noun
An abrupt, uncontrolled movement of an aircraft while on the ground
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Main Entry:ground

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ground loop,
an uncontrolled, abrupt turn made by an aircraft while moving along the ground.

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1.
n.
1) a violent, uncontrolled swinging movement of an aircraft while landing, taking off, or taxiing
2) 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
2.
v. (ground-loop) [intrans.] (of an aircraft) make a ground loop

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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