chandelle :

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  • n  a flight maneuver consisting of a steep climbing turn executed to gain altitude while changing direction
  • v  climb suddenly and steeply
    The airplane chandelled

  • The crowds in the stands (48,000) went wild with delight as he kicked his ship up in a gleeful chandelle, a winner.
  • Like an angry dragonfly, the little ship buzzed across the field, spiraled up in a chandelle.
  • Just then the Navy plane made a chandelle, driving around back of me.

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