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loop the loop

1. noun A flight maneuver in which an aircraft flies in a complete vertical circle. (Usually hyphenated.) I loved going to air shows as a kid, and I always dreamed of doing loop-the-loops in an airplane when I grew up.
2. verb To fly an aircraft in a complete vertical circle. I thought I was going to throw up when the pilot looped the loop with our little biplane.
See also: loop

ˌloop the ˈloop

fly or make a plane fly in a circle going up and down: The plane looped the loop then disappeared into the distance.
See also: loop
References in classic literature ?
Even they essayed to make him "loop the loop"--rushing him down an inclined trough at so high speed of his legs, accelerated by the slash of whips on his hindquarters, that, with such initial momentum, had he put his heart and will into it, he could have successfully run up the inside of the loop, and across the inside of the top of it, back-downward, like a fly on the ceiling, and on and down and around and out of the loop.
The 'classic' plane flew the furthest at 11 metres but the 'stubby' plane was the most impressive flyer as it did loop the loops. Other year groups did exciting things too.
[bar] STRANGE BREW: RAF serviceman Corporal Stewart Hefti making his world record 14 circuit loop the loops while drinking a cup of tea at RAF Cosford
4 Big Thunder Mountain No loop the loops but what a rollercoaster.
But the pilots performing the loop the loops and death defying feats had their feet firmly on the ground as all the planes were radio controlled models.
Looking relaxed after her flight, she said: "It was amazing - just incredible and we did a few loop the loops but I felt very safe with Derek the pilot.
Well, prepare yourself for Colossus, the ride with a world record 10 loop the loops.