three-point landing


three-point landing
noun
a landing in which all three wheels of the aircraft touch the ground at the same time
Hypernyms: ↑aircraft landing, ↑airplane landing

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • three-point landing — [thrē′point′] n. a perfect airplane landing in which the main wheels and the tail wheel or nose wheel touch the ground at the same time …   English World dictionary

  • three-point landing — A landing in which the aircraft touches down with all three of its wheels simultaneously. A three point landing is normal in a tail wheeled aircraft but is not recommended for aircraft with tricycle landing gear …   Aviation dictionary

  • three-point landing — three′ point land′ing n. aer. an aircraft landing in which the two wheels of the main landing gear and the tail or nose wheel touch the ground simultaneously • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • three-point landing — /θri pɔɪnt ˈlændɪŋ/ (say three poynt landing) noun a smooth aircraft landing in which the two main wheels of the landing gear and the tail or nose wheel all touch the ground simultaneously …   Australian English dictionary

  • three-point landing — /three poynt /, Aeron. an aircraft landing in which the two wheels of the main landing gear and the tail or nose wheel touch the ground simultaneously. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • three-point landing — noun Date: 1918 an airplane landing in which the two main wheels of the landing gear and the tail wheel or skid or nose wheel touch the ground simultaneously …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • three-point landing — noun a landing of an aircraft on the two main wheels and the tailwheel or skid simultaneously …   English new terms dictionary

  • Chinese (three-point) landing —    a crash on the runway    Punning on the mythical Oriental Wun Wing Lo. Tricycle undercarriages came later …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • three-pointlanding — three point landing (thrēʹpoint ) n. An airplane landing in which the two main wheels and the nose wheel, tail wheel, or tailskid all touch the ground simultaneously. * * * …   Universalium

  • Landing — Land ing, n. 1. A going or bringing on shore. [1913 Webster] 2. A place for landing, as from a ship, a carriage. etc. [1913 Webster] 3. (Arch.) The level part of a staircase, at the top of a flight of stairs, or connecting one flight with another …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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