dead-stick landing

[ ded-stik ]
/ ˈdɛdˌstɪk /

noun

Aeronautics, Aerospace. a landing of an airplane or space vehicle with the engine cut off.

Nearby words

  1. dead-nettle,
  2. dead-on,
  3. dead-reckon,
  4. dead-smooth,
  5. dead-smooth file,
  6. dead-tree,
  7. deadbeat,
  8. deadbeat dad,
  9. deadbolt,
  10. deadboy

Origin of dead-stick landing

First recorded in 1930–35

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