landing gear


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



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Origin of landing gear

First recorded in 1910–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences 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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