1. an unexpected slide
  2. a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
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How To Use sideslip In A Sentence

  • She sideslipped the errant missile, but others took swift flight against her. Ship Of Destiny
  • While it was cycling I opened my left wing and thumbed the alula control -- I had noticed a tendency to sideslip the last time I was airborne. The Past Through Tomorrow
  • He felt Kashet sideslipping and losing height quickly; his stomach lurched with the renewed sense of falling, but he knew that this "fall" would not end in blessed blackness, but in captivity, and he howled his anguish. Joust
  • It prevents the boat from sideslipping by resisting the lateral force of the wind, and it gives the boat stability. Sailing Fundamentals
  • The Apaches danced around the laager, sideslipping as the gunners triggered off their missiles. The Bear and the Dragon
  • He also reminded me to sideslip in the narrow, icy areas. Connie Lawn: Vail Is Splendid
  • You'll see them sideslipping and snowplowing, while moving at a speed so slow it's painful to watch.
  • This resistance to sideslipping is known as lateral resistance. Sailing Fundamentals
  • Until this flight, the X-15, typical of all research aircraft up to this time, had a front-mounted boom with vanes to sense airspeed, altitude, angle of attack, and angle of sideslip in a free aerodynamic flow field. First Man
  • He slowed the engine enough to sideslip over the high trees and on to the surface of the lake. THE VIKING SYMBOL MYSTERY
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