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Noun: volplane  'vól,pleyn
  1. (aviation) a steep, controlled dive by an aircraft, esp. with the engines off
Verb: volplane  'vól,pleyn
  1. (of an aircraft) make a steep, controlled dive
    "a British aviator volplaned down to his own lines with a wing damaged by shrapnel"

Derived forms: volplaned, volplanes, volplaning

Type of: dive, nose dive, nosedive

Encyclopedia: Volplane