Technology / Aviation / Stall: (1) Sudden loss of lift when the angle of attack increases to a point where the flow of air breaks away from a wing or airfoil, causing it to drop. (2) A maneuver initiated by the steep raising of an aircraft's nose, resulting in a loss of velocity and an abrupt drop.

Other Words for Stall

Stall Noun Synonyms: compartment, stand, booth, cubicle, alcove, section, space, area, slot, enclosure, quarters, counter, table
Stall Verb Synonyms: shed, pen, cote, fold, coop, sty, corral, enclosure, cowshed, barn, stable
Stall Adjective Synonyms: stop, halt, die, quit, shut down, fail, cease operating, come to a standstill, conk out

Secondary Stall

Technology / Aviation / Secondary Stall: Any stall resulting from pulling back too soon and too hard while recovering from any other stall. Usually a HIGH-SPEED or ACCELERATED STALL. MORE

Departure Stall

Technology / Aviation / Departure Stall: A stall in the takeoff configuration with power. MORE

Installment Sale

Business / Finance / Installment Sale: A firm that is unable to pay debts (its liabilities exceed its assets). MORE


Science / Geology / Recrystallization: A solid state reaction in which the atoms of existing crystals within a rock are reorganized in response to heat and/or pressure. The recrystallized mineral grains are typically larger in size than th MORE


Science / Chemistry / Crystallite: A perfect crystalline part of a larger imperfect crystal. Real crystals are usually built of a large number of crystallites. MORE

Installment Contract

Business / Real Estate / Installment Contract: A contract for the sale of real estate whereby the purchase price is paid in periodic installments by the purchaser, who is in possession of the property even though title is retained by the seller un MORE