dead-stick landing
noun Date: circa 1917 a landing of an airplane or spacecraft made without power

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  • dead-stick landing — /ded stik / Aeron., Aerospace. a landing of an airplane or space vehicle with the engine cut off. [1930 35] * * * dead stick landing «DEHD STIHK», a landing of an aircraft with the engine off: »Gravity slows him and beckons him back to earth and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead-stick landing — /ˌdɛd stɪk ˈlændɪŋ/ (say .ded stik landing) noun Aeronautics a landing made with a dead engine …   Australian English dictionary

  • dead-stick landing — /ded stik / Aeron., Aerospace. a landing of an airplane or space vehicle with the engine cut off. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • dead stick — 1. noun a) An unpowered propeller. I had to land with a dead stick. b) Failed aircraft power. The 767 made a miraculous dead stick landing at an abandoned Canadian airfield. 2. adverb Without aircraft engine power. H …   Wiktionary

  • dead-stick — [ded′stik΄] adj. designating a landing made by an aircraft or spacecraft without using power * * * …   Universalium

  • dead-stick — [ded′stik΄] adj. designating a landing made by an aircraft or spacecraft without using power …   English World dictionary

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  • Deadstick landing — A deadstick landing, also called a dead stick landing is a type of forced landing when an aircraft loses all of its propulsive power and is forced to land. The term is often misunderstood, as the flight controls in the majority of aircraft are… …   Wikipedia

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