snap roll(redirected from snap rolls)
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Related to snap rolls: wingover, flick roll
An abrupt maneuver in which an aircraft does a very fast roll along its longitudinal axis while maintaining level flight. Unlike in the slow roll, normally only ailerons are used for execution of snap rolls. A snap roll differs from a flick roll in that the latter is at a slow speed and in the former only ailerons are used for the maneuver.