1. an abrupt climbing turn in which an aircraft almost stalls while using its momentum to gain a higher rate of climb.

verb (used without object), chan·delled, chan·dell·ing.

  1. to perform a chandelle.


  1. aeronautics an abrupt climbing turn almost to the point of stalling, in which an aircraft’s momentum is used to increase its rate of climb


  1. (intr) to carry out a chandelle

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