Definition of Crash-dive

1. Verb. Descend steeply and rapidly. "The airplane is sure to crash-dive "

Category relationships: Air, Air Travel, Aviation
Generic synonyms: Dive, Plunge, Plunk



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crash-dive

craquelure
craquelures
crare
crares
crases
craseur
crash
crash-dive (current term)
crash-land
crash-landing
crash and burn
crash barrier
crash barriers
crash box
crash boxes
crash cart
crash course
crash courses
crash cymbal
crash diet
crash diets
crash dive

Literary usage of Crash-dive

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Gilbratar Sabotage: A Peter Kent Story by John Gunn (2006)
""Crash dive!" he commanded. He left the wardroom in an instant with his lieutenant. ... As the submarine swiftly carried out her crash dive routine, ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"'Crash dive!' The watch tumble down into the conning tower, the automatic vents whistle and the water gurgles round the conning tower: 30, 40 feet! Crash! ..."

3. World's War Events: Recorded by Statesmen, Commanders, Historians and by Men by Allen Leon Churchill (1919)
"He turned—gazed, jumped back, A crash and pushed the button for a crash dive. dive to "She was almost on top of me," he explained stroyer. afterwards, ..."

4. History of the World War by Frank Herbert Simonds (1920)
"VS Nary Official THE PERISCOPE OF AN AMERICAN SUBMARINE OFF THE IRISH COAST A SUBMARINE "CRASH DIVE" 4ft ..."

5. Planned Invasion of Japan, 1945: The Siberian Weather Advantage by Hatten Schuyler Yoder (1997)
"... wind," or kamikaze—a word that was applied in WW II to the pilot of a bomb-ladened aircraft whose sole mission was a suicidal crash dive on his target. ..."

6. Gilbratar Sabotage: A Peter Kent Story by John Gunn (2006)
""Crash dive!" he commanded. He left the wardroom in an instant with his lieutenant. ... As the submarine swiftly carried out her crash dive routine, ..."

7. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"'Crash dive!' The watch tumble down into the conning tower, the automatic vents whistle and the water gurgles round the conning tower: 30, 40 feet! Crash! ..."

8. World's War Events: Recorded by Statesmen, Commanders, Historians and by Men by Allen Leon Churchill (1919)
"He turned—gazed, jumped back, A crash and pushed the button for a crash dive. dive to "She was almost on top of me," he explained stroyer. afterwards, ..."

9. History of the World War by Frank Herbert Simonds (1920)
"VS Nary Official THE PERISCOPE OF AN AMERICAN SUBMARINE OFF THE IRISH COAST A SUBMARINE "CRASH DIVE" 4ft ..."

10. Planned Invasion of Japan, 1945: The Siberian Weather Advantage by Hatten Schuyler Yoder (1997)
"... wind," or kamikaze—a word that was applied in WW II to the pilot of a bomb-ladened aircraft whose sole mission was a suicidal crash dive on his target. ..."

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