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three-point landing

[three-point] /ˈθriˌpɔɪnt/
noun, Aeronautics
1.
an aircraft landing in which the two wheels of the main landing gear and the tail or nose wheel touch the ground simultaneously.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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British Dictionary definitions for threepoint landing

three-point landing

noun
1.
an aircraft landing in which the two main wheels and the nose or tail wheel all touch the ground simultaneously
2.
a successful conclusion
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