landing gear



the wheels, floats, etc., of an aircraft, upon which it lands and moves on ground or water.

Origin of landing gear

First recorded in 1910–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for landing gear

  • The crew would not normally be aware of a landing-gear problem until they were on final approach.

  • 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
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for landing gear

landing gear


another name for undercarriage (def. 1)
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