belly landing


[bel-ee-land] Aeronautics.
verb (used with object)
(of an aviator) to land (an aircraft) directly on the fuselage, as because of defective landing gear.
verb (used without object)
(of an aircraft) to land directly on the fuselage, without using the landing gear.

1940–45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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belly landing
the landing of an aircraft on its fuselage without use of its landing gear

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