belly landing

belly landing
noun see belly-land

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Belly landing — A Belly landing is an emergency landing procedure in which an aircraft lands without its landing gear fully extended mdash;using its underside, or belly, as its primary landing device. During a belly landing, there is normally extensive damage to …   Wikipedia

  • belly landing — Landing an aircraft with wheels retracted or partially down …   Aviation dictionary

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

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

  • belly-landing — noun (C) the act of landing a plane without using special equipment …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • belly landing — n. aircraft landing without use of wheels …   English slang

  • landing — n 1. debarkation, disembarkment, disembarkation, dismounting, deplaning, going ashore, arrival; alighting, lighting, touchdown, splashdown, pancake, belly flop, belly whop, belly whopper., Aeron. three point landing, Aeron. belly landing. 2. dock …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • belly — n. & v. n. (pl. ies) 1 the part of the human body below the chest, containing the stomach and bowels. 2 the stomach, esp. representing the body s need for food. 3 the front of the body from the waist to the groin. 4 the underside of a four legged …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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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