alighting gear

noun

Definition of alighting gear

: landing gear Gently at first, then with greater and greater speed, shaking and bouncing a little on the broad, flat wheels that Stern had fitted to the alighting gear, the plane rolled off along the firm-beaten sands.— George Allan England, Darkness and Dawn, 2009

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First Known Use of alighting gear

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Alighting gear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alighting%20gear. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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