- /ded"stik'/Aeron., Aerospace. a landing of an airplane or space vehicle with the engine cut off.[1930-35]
* * *dead-stick landing «DEHD STIHK»,a landing of an aircraft with the engine off: »
Gravity slows him and beckons him back to earth and a dead-stick landing (Time).
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