[[t]ˈɪm əlˌmɑn, -mən[/t]] n.
aer. a maneuver in which an airplane makes a half loop followed by a half roll: used to gain altitude while reversing the direction of flight
Etymology: 1915–20; after Max Immelmann (1890-1916), German aviator of World War I

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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