crash-land

verb \ ˈkrash-ˈland \

Definition of crash-land

transitive verb
: to land (an airplane or spacecraft) under emergency conditions usually with damage to the craft
intransitive verb
: to crash-land an airplane or spacecraft

crash landing

noun

First Known Use of crash-land

1941


CRASH-LAND Defined for English Language Learners

crash-land

verb

Definition of crash-land for English Language Learners

  • : to land (an airplane, helicopter, etc.) in an unusual way because of an emergency


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