landing gear

Origin of landing gear

First recorded in 1910–15
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Contemporary Examples of landing gear

Historical Examples of landing gear

  • To strike this spar would entail danger of a crash, or having their landing-gear torn away, which would prove a disaster.

    Eagles of the Sky

    Ambrose Newcomb

  • The landing-gear of a school biplane is, however, made specially strong, and will resist a heavy shock.

    The Aeroplane

    Claude Grahame-White and Harry Harper

  • His landing-gear swished against stubble and he fought with all his strength of body and of will to keep the Spad's tail down.

    Triplanetary

    Edward Elmer Smith


British Dictionary definitions for landing gear

landing gear

noun
  1. another name for undercarriage (def. 1)
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