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three-point landing

[three-point] /ˈθriˌpɔɪnt/
noun, Aeronautics.
an aircraft landing in which the two wheels of the main landing gear and the tail or nose wheel touch the ground simultaneously.
Origin of three-point landing
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • With steady hand she brought her plane down in a three-point landing, neat and clean.

    Gypsies of the Air Bess Moyer
British Dictionary definitions for three-point landing

three-point landing

an aircraft landing in which the two main wheels and the nose or tail wheel all touch the ground simultaneously
a successful conclusion
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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