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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
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The blast was so close to his belly that it sheared away most of the landing gear.

  • Behind the deck is a compartment containing the landing gear.

  • The landing gear must have torn off some of the fusilage when it hit.

    Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol

    Henry Harley Arnold
  • I want to equip her with landing gear so I can house her up here.

  • The force of their impact with the water sheared off the landing gear.

    Famous Flyers David Goodger (
  • Harris himself was in the bottom of the plane, in the baggage section near the landing gear.

    The Penal Cluster Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
British Dictionary definitions for landing gear

landing gear

another name for undercarriage (sense 1)
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