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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
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...I WERE on a rollercoaster going through a loop-the-loop and my harness broke?
A roller coaster loop-the-loop works like a centrifuge.
...FORMULA 1 race tracks were loop-the-loop shaped instead of flat on the ground?
Another recent commentator, Lieven de Cauter, suggests that the twentieth century soon came to favor "vertigo machines." The roller coasters and loop-the-loops that began to outnumber educational pavilions in the great world fairs of the second half of the nineteenth century were literally the wave of the future.
Bobby Hale, who is stationed at Binley Fire Station, raised the funds for Coventry's Tiny Tim Centre by completing three loop-the-loops as a passenger in a glider.
I still wanted to do something that had an element of three in it - hence the triple loop-the-loop."