three-point landing
noun Date: 1918 an airplane landing in which the two main wheels of the landing gear and the tail wheel or skid or nose wheel touch the ground simultaneously

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • three-point landing — [thrē′point′] n. a perfect airplane landing in which the main wheels and the tail wheel or nose wheel touch the ground at the same time …   English World dictionary

  • three-point landing — A landing in which the aircraft touches down with all three of its wheels simultaneously. A three point landing is normal in a tail wheeled aircraft but is not recommended for aircraft with tricycle landing gear …   Aviation dictionary

  • three-point landing — three′ point land′ing n. aer. an aircraft landing in which the two wheels of the main landing gear and the tail or nose wheel touch the ground simultaneously • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • three-point landing — /θri pɔɪnt ˈlændɪŋ/ (say three poynt landing) noun a smooth aircraft landing in which the two main wheels of the landing gear and the tail or nose wheel all touch the ground simultaneously …   Australian English dictionary

  • three-point landing — /three poynt /, Aeron. an aircraft landing in which the two wheels of the main landing gear and the tail or nose wheel touch the ground simultaneously. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • three-point landing — noun a landing in which all three wheels of the aircraft touch the ground at the same time • Hypernyms: ↑aircraft landing, ↑airplane landing …   Useful english dictionary

  • three-point landing — noun a landing of an aircraft on the two main wheels and the tailwheel or skid simultaneously …   English new terms dictionary

  • Chinese (three-point) landing —    a crash on the runway    Punning on the mythical Oriental Wun Wing Lo. Tricycle undercarriages came later …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • three-pointlanding — three point landing (thrēʹpoint ) n. An airplane landing in which the two main wheels and the nose wheel, tail wheel, or tailskid all touch the ground simultaneously. * * * …   Universalium

  • Landing — Land ing, n. 1. A going or bringing on shore. [1913 Webster] 2. A place for landing, as from a ship, a carriage. etc. [1913 Webster] 3. (Arch.) The level part of a staircase, at the top of a flight of stairs, or connecting one flight with another …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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