- Aeronautics. an uncontrolled or rough landing by an aircraft or spacecraft, usually resulting in damage.
- Economics. an economic downturn or recession after a period of strong demand and expansion.
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- a landing by a rocket or spacecraft in which the vehicle is destroyed on impact
- a sharp fall into recession following a sustained period of economic growth
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