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landing gear

noun
1.
the wheels, floats, etc., of an aircraft, upon which it lands and moves on ground or water.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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Examples from the web for landing gear
  • Of course these two knew they were gone, but they did what they could, even extending the landing gear to slow the dive.
  • It has a fixed landing gear reminiscent of a stunt plane.
  • The landing gear failed in another instance, causing the aircraft to fall on its nose.
  • Of course these two knew they were gone, but they did what they could, even extending the landing gear to slow the dive.
  • Several of the landing gear arrangements found on modern-day airplanes.
  • When he cycled the landing gear, the smell dissipated.
British Dictionary definitions for landing gear

landing gear

noun
1.
another name for undercarriage (sense 1)
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