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belly-land

[bel-ee-land] /ˈbɛl iˌlænd/
verb (used with object)
1.
(of an aviator) to land (an aircraft) directly on the fuselage, as because of defective landing gear.
verb (used without object)
2.
(of an aircraft) to land directly on the fuselage, without using the landing gear.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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British Dictionary definitions for belly landing

belly landing

noun
1.
the landing of an aircraft on its fuselage without use of its landing gear
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