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belly-land

[bel-ee-land] /ˈbɛl iˌlænd/ Aeronautics
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 of belly-land
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • But there is a chance I can belly-land without that grenade blowing.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster

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