dead-stick landing

noun
\ ˈded-ˌstik- How to pronounce dead-stick landing (audio) \

Definition of dead-stick landing

: a landing of an airplane or spacecraft made without power

First Known Use of dead-stick landing

circa 1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dead-stick landing was circa 1917

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