Volplane meaning

vŏlplān, vôl-
To make one's way or go by gliding.
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The act or an instance of volplaning.
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To glide down in or as in an airplane with the engine cut off.
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Such a glide.
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A steep, controlled dive, especially by an aircraft with the engine off.
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To make a volplane.
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Origin of volplane

  • From French vol plané gliding flight vol flight (from Old French) (from voler to fly volley) plané gliding past participle of planer to glide plane3

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French vol plané "˜gliding flight'.

    From Wiktionary