belly-land
bellyland ellyland, belly-land elly-landv. to land on the underside without the landing gear; -- of airplanes. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • belly-land — verb land on the underside without the landing gear • Topics: ↑air travel, ↑aviation, ↑air • Hypernyms: ↑land, ↑set down • Verb Frames: Something s …   Useful english dictionary

  • belly-land — intransitive verb Date: 1943 to land an airplane on its undersurface without use of landing gear • belly landing noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • belly-land — /bel ee land /, Aeron. v.t. 1. (of an aviator) to land (an aircraft) directly on the fuselage, as because of defective landing gear. v.i. 2. (of an aircraft) to land directly on the fuselage, without using the landing gear. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • belly land — v. land an aircraft directly on the fuselage without using the landing gear …   English contemporary dictionary

  • land — n 1. earth, ground, terra firma, terra, dry land, solid ground; shore, seashore, coast, seacoast, 638coastland, beach, waterside, foreshore; continent, subcontinent, mainland, main, island, islet, isthmus, neck, peninsula, cape, foreland; reef,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • belly in — intransitive verb Etymology: belly (II) : to crash land an aircraft with landing gear retracted : belly land …   Useful english dictionary

  • belly — I. noun (plural bellies) Etymology: Middle English bely bellows, belly, from Old English belg bag, skin; akin to Old High German balg bag, skin, Old English blāwan to blow more at blow Date: before 12th century 1. a. abdomen 1; also potbelly 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • belly landing — noun see belly land …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • belly landing — noun see belly land …   Useful english dictionary

  • belly flop — noun a dive in which the abdomen bears the main force of impact with the water • Syn: ↑belly flopper, ↑belly whop, ↑belly whopper • Hypernyms: ↑dive, ↑diving * * * I. noun …   Useful english dictionary

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