belly-land

verb
bel·ly-land | \ ˈbe-lē-ˌland \
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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