flat spin

flat spin
 State of agitation.

A concise dictionary of English slang (2nd edition) . . 2015.

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  • flat spin — ► flat spin 1) a spin in which an aircraft descends in tight circles while remaining horizontal. 2) Brit. informal a state of agitation. Main Entry: ↑spin …   English terms dictionary

  • Flat spin — may refer to: * A term used in aviation, see Spin (flight); * FlatSpin (play) , a 2001 play written by Alan Ayckbourn …   Wikipedia

  • flat spin — noun 1. : a spin in which the longitudinal axis of an airplane inclines downward at a smaller angle than 45 degrees 2. slang : a state of mental confusion * * * flat spin noun 1. Rotation in a horizontal plane about a vertical axis 2. Confused… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flat spin — A spin in which the aircraft longitudinal axis remains at less than 45° below the horizontal. A flat spin is a stabilized spin. The farther back the center of gravity and the more the masses that are distributed along the length of the fuselage,… …   Aviation dictionary

  • flat spin — UK / US noun [singular] British informal if you are in a flat spin, you are confused and unable to behave in a sensible way …   English dictionary

  • flat spin — /flæt ˈspɪn/ (say flat spin) noun 1. Aeronautics the descent of an aircraft in a spiral, with the fuselage more or less horizontal, often becoming uncontrollable. 2. Colloquial a state of great confusion. {originally World War I airmen s slang} …  

  • flat spin — 1》 a spin in which an aircraft descends in tight circles while remaining horizontal. 2》 Brit. informal a state of agitation. → spin …   English new terms dictionary

  • spin — ► VERB (spinning; past and past part. spun) 1) turn round quickly. 2) (of a person s head) give a sensation of dizziness. 3) (with reference to a ball) move through the air with a revolving motion. 4) draw out and twist (the fibres of wool,… …   English terms dictionary

  • in a flat spin — (Brit. informal).See agitated. → spin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spin (flight) — In aviation, a spin is an aggravated stall resulting in rotation about the center of gravity wherein the aircraft follows a downward corkscrew path. Spins can be entered unintentionally or intentionally, from any flight attitude and from… …   Wikipedia

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