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View synonyms for three-point landing

three-point landing

[ three-point ]

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.


three-point landing

noun

  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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Word History and Origins

Origin of three-point landing1

First recorded in 1925–30

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Example Sentences

A perfect three-point landing was made in the tall grass, the ship coming to a stop at the very edge of a frowning jungle.

She took a straight course and half an hour later put her plane down on the field in a perfect three-point landing.

With steady hand she brought her plane down in a three-point landing, neat and clean.

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