three-point landing

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noun Aeronautics.
  1. an aircraft landing in which the two wheels of the main landing gear and the tail or nose wheel touch the ground simultaneously.

Origin of three-point landing

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for three-point landing

three-point landing

  1. an aircraft landing in which the two main wheels and the nose or tail wheel all touch the ground simultaneously
  2. a successful conclusion
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