[ bel-ee-land ]
/ ˈbɛl iˌlænd /
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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Example sentences from the Web for belly-land
But there is a chance I can belly-land without that grenade blowing.Space Platform|Murray Leinster