a quick, simultaneous climb and turn made by an airplane, in which the momentum of the airplane increases the rate of climb
Origin of chandelleFr, literally , candle
to make a chandelle
A sudden, steep climbing turn of an aircraft, executed to alter flight direction and gain altitude simultaneously.
intransitive verbchan·delled, chan·dell·ing, chan·dells
To execute a chandelle.
Origin of chandelleFrench, from chandelle, candle, from Old French, from Latin cand&emacron;la; see candle.