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landing gear

the wheels, floats, etc., of an aircraft, upon which it lands and moves on ground or water.
Origin of landing gear
1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The landing gear must have torn off some of the fusilage when it hit.

    Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol Henry Harley Arnold
  • I want to equip her with landing gear so I can house her up here.

  • When the landing gear became entangled in the small branches, the plane went up on its nose and then dropped down bottom side up.

    Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol Henry Harley Arnold
  • The force of their impact with the water sheared off the landing gear.

    Famous Flyers David Goodger (
  • The machines often bound three or four times when landing and that is hard on the landing gear.

    Lest We Forget John Gilbert Thompson
  • Harris himself was in the bottom of the plane, in the baggage section near the landing gear.

    The Penal Cluster Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
British Dictionary definitions for landing gear

landing gear

another name for undercarriage (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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