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crash dive a sudden and rapid emergency dive made by a submarine, esp. to avoid attack.
crash-dive to rapidly dive, or cause a submarine to dive, at a steep angle.
dive bomber a fighter-bomber designed to drop its bombs while diving toward the target.
nose dive a sudden, steep, downward plunge of an aircraft, with the forward section pointing down. [2 definitions]
power dive a steep downward plunge of an aircraft such as a fighter plane that is accelerated by engine power as well as gravity.
swan dive a headfirst dive in which the legs are kept straight, the back is arched, and the arms are straight out to the sides before being brought overhead as the diver is about to enter the water.