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arresting gear

any mechanism or device for bringing something to a stop, as an airplane landing on an aircraft carrier.
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1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Returning from what became its final mission, the aircraft made several attempts to catch the arresting gear but was unsuccessful.
  • Stronger elevators, much more powerful catapults, and new arresting gear were installed.

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