hard landing


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. hard hit, be,
  2. hard hitter,
  3. hard knocks,
  4. hard labor,
  5. hard labour,
  6. hard lens,
  7. hard light,
  8. hard line,
  9. hard liquor,
  10. hard luck

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British Dictionary definitions for hard landing

hard landing

noun

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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