Meaning of chandelle

chan•delle

Pronunciation: (shan-del', shän-), [key]
— n., v. -delled, -dell•ing.
—n.
  1. an abrupt climbing turn in which an aircraft almost stalls while using its momentum to gain a higher rate of climb.
—v.i.
  1. to perform a chandelle.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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