landing gear

noun

Definition of landing gear

: the part that supports the weight of an airplane or spacecraft when in contact with the land or water

Examples of landing gear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The business accounted for more than a quarter of sales at UTC, which also makes airline parts and systems such as navigation equipment, landing gear and cockpit components. Stephen Singer, courant.com, "Pratt & Whitney, looking to boost profit and stay competitive, offers early retirement to workers," 10 Sep. 2019 In 2010, the notion that the real site may be Nikumaroro got a boost when Jeff Glickman, a forensic imaging expert for TIGHAR, spotted the blur in the Bevington photo and concluded its shape was consistent with Lockheed Electra landing gear. Julie Cohn, BostonGlobe.com, "Finding Amelia Earhart’s plane seemed impossible. Then came a startling clue," 12 Aug. 2019 But in 2010, the notion that the real site may be Nikumaroro got a boost when Jeff Glickman, a forensic imaging expert for Tighar, spotted the blur in the Bevington photo and concluded its shape was consistent with Lockheed Electra landing gear. New York Times, "Finding Amelia Earhart’s Plane Seemed Impossible. Then Came a Startling Clue.," 12 Aug. 2019 The flight was much more successful than the first test in 2013 when the vehicle’s landing gear failed and caused the spaceplane to skid off the runway on touchdown. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Sierra Nevada picks the future Vulcan rocket to fly its mini-spaceplane to orbit," 14 Aug. 2019 Campbell said the smudge was landing gear from a Lockheed Model 10-E Electra. Julie Cohn, BostonGlobe.com, "Finding Amelia Earhart’s plane seemed impossible. Then came a startling clue," 12 Aug. 2019 Among them is a blurry photo taken off the coast of the island in 1937; TIGHAR contends that the image may show a chunk of the Lockheed Electra’s landing gear sticking up from the waters’ edge. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Why the Much-Publicized Mission to Find Amelia Earhart’s Plane Is Likely to Come Up Empty," 1 Aug. 2019 The plane’s landing gear was damaged in the impact, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Pauline Repard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Plane makes hard landing at Montgomery airport; no injuries," 14 July 2019 Ankara builds parts of the fuselage, landing gear and cockpit displays, a boon for the country’s aerospace industry. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Is Pausing Deliveries of F-35 Equipment to Turkey," 3 Apr. 2019

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1911, in the meaning defined above

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landing gear

noun

English Language Learners Definition of landing gear

: the wheels and other parts of an aircraft that support its weight when it is on the ground

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