belly-land

verb
bel·​ly-land | \ ˈbe-lē-ˌland How to pronounce belly-land (audio) \
belly-landed; belly-landing; belly-lands

Definition of belly-land

intransitive verb

: to land an airplane on its undersurface without use of landing gear

Other Words from belly-land

belly landing noun

First Known Use of belly-land

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Belly-land.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/belly-land. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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