dead-stick landing

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dead-stick landing

[ded-stik]
noun
Aeronautics, Aerospace. a landing of an airplane or space vehicle with the engine cut off.

Origin:
1930–35

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Once back to the landing field, the fuel is cut off and the pilot makes a dead-stick landing.
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