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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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  • To strike this spar would entail danger of a crash, or having their landing-gear torn away, which would prove a disaster.

    Eagles of the Sky Ambrose Newcomb
  • The landing-gear of a school biplane is, however, made specially strong, and will resist a heavy shock.

    The Aeroplane Claude Grahame-White and Harry Harper
  • His landing-gear swished against stubble and he fought with all his strength of body and of will to keep the Spad's tail down.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
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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