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    flew a loop/ snap roll/ touchdown

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    Yet in delight he flew a loop to landing, with a snap roll just before touchdown.

    flew a loop = loop the loop = make Nesterovís loop

    snap roll = quick barrel; an aerial maneuver in which an aircraft is put through a sharp roll of 360į about its longitudinal axis; a snap roll is similar to a horizontal spin

    touchdown = landing

    Thanks for your efforts.



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    Re: flew a loop/ snap roll/ touchdown

    Yes you are right.
    'Snap' is a useful adjective for describing something sudden, e.g. a 'snap decision'.

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