evasive action

Definitions of evasive action
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n an action aimed at evading an opponent

Synonyms:
maneuver, manoeuvre
Types:
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clinch
(boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
airplane maneuver, flight maneuver
a maneuver executed by an aircraft
straight-arm
(American football) the act of warding off a tackler by holding the arm fully extended with the hand against the opponent
bank
a flight maneuver; aircraft tips laterally about its longitudinal axis (especially in turning)
chandelle
a flight maneuver consisting of a steep climbing turn executed to gain altitude while changing direction
loop, loop-the-loop
a flight maneuver; aircraft flies a complete circle in the vertical plane
roll
a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude
sideslip, slip
a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
Type of:
evasion
the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver

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