crash landing

noun

Definition of crash landing

: 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

crash play
  1. : to break violently and noisily : smash

  2. : to damage (an airplane) in landing

  3. : to cause to make a loud noise

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

  2. : a breaking to pieces by or as if by collision

  3. : 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

landing play
  1. : an act or process of one that lands

  2. : a place for discharging and taking on passengers and cargo

  3. : a level part of a staircase (as at the end of a flight of stairs)


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