belly-land

belly-land

[bel-ee-land] 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:
1940–45

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belly-land

verb
land on the underside without the landing gear 
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