verb Date: 1941 transitive verb to land (an airplane or spacecraft) under emergency conditions usually with damage to the craft intransitive verb to crash-land an airplane or spacecraft • crash landing noun

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  • crash-land — crash lands, crash landing, crash landed also crash land V ERG If a pilot crash lands an aircraft, or if it crash lands, it lands more quickly and less safely than usual, for example when there is something wrong with the aircraft, and it cannot… …   English dictionary

  • crash-land — crash′ land′ v. t. 1) aer. to land (an aircraft) in an emergency situation so that damage to the aircraft is unavoidable 2) aer. to crash land an aircraft • Etymology: 1940–45 crash′ land′ing, n …   From formal English to slang

  • crash-land — crash landing, n. /krash land /, v.t. 1. to land (an aircraft), under circumstances in which a normal landing is impossible, in such a way that damage to the aircraft is unavoidable. v.i. 2. to crash land an aircraft. [1940 45; CRASH1 + LAND] * * …   Universalium

  • crash-land — [krash′land′] vt., vi. to bring (an airplane) down in a forced landing, esp. without use of the landing gear, so that some damage results crash landing …   English World dictionary

  • crash-land — ► VERB ▪ land roughly in an emergency …   English terms dictionary

  • crash-land — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to land (an airplane) under conditions (as damaged landing gear or the absence of an adequate landing area) that result in structural damage usually extensive enough to prevent takeoff intransitive verb : to crash… …   Useful english dictionary

  • crash land — see crash land …   English dictionary

  • crash-land — /ˈkræʃ lænd/ (say krash land) verb (t) 1. to land (an aircraft) in an emergency in such a way that the minimum of damage is sustained. –verb (i) 2. to land an aircraft in this way. –crashlanding, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • crash-land — verb (I, T) to crash a plane in a controlled way because it is damaged and cannot be flown any more …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • crash land — verb To land an aircraft or spacecraft in an emergency, either in an inappropriate place or under dangerous conditions; usually results in damage to the craft and the possibility of loss of life …   Wiktionary

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