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belly-land

[ bel-ee-land ]
/ ˈbɛl iˌlænd /
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verb (used with object)
(of an aviator) to land (an aircraft) directly on the fuselage, as because of defective landing gear.
verb (used without object)
(of an aircraft) to land directly on the fuselage, without using the landing gear.
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Origin of belly-land

First recorded in 1940–45
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