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crash landing

noun

Definition of crash landing

  1. :  a landing (of an airplane, helicopter, etc.) in an unusual way because of an emergency <The pilot had to make a crash landing.>



Word by Word Definitions

crashplay
  1. :  to break violently and noisily :  smash

    :  to damage (an airplane) in landing

    :  to cause to make a loud noise

  1. :  a loud sound (as of things smashing)

    :  a breaking to pieces by or as if by collision

    :  an instance of crashing

  1. :  marked by a concerted effort and effected in the shortest possible time especially to meet emergency conditions

  1. :  a coarse fabric used for draperies, toweling, and clothing and for strengthening joints of cased-in books

landingplay
  1. :  an act or process of one that lands

    :  a going or bringing to a surface (as land or shore) after a voyage or flight

    :  a place for discharging and taking on passengers and cargo


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