- (of an aviator) to land (an aircraft) directly on the fuselage, as because of defective landing gear.
- (of an aircraft) to land directly on the fuselage, without using the landing gear.
Origin of belly-land
First recorded in 1940–45
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But there is a chance I can belly-land without that grenade blowing.Space Platform