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Verb: chandelle  shan'del
  1. (air travel) climb suddenly and steeply
    "The aeroplane chandelled"
Noun: chandelle  shan'del
  1. A flight manoeuvre consisting of a steep climbing turn executed to gain altitude while changing direction

Derived forms: chandelles, chandelled, chandelling

Type of: aeroplane manoeuvre [Brit], airplane maneuver [US], airplane manoeuvre [Cdn], arise, come up, flight maneuver [US], flight manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise

Encyclopedia: Chandelle