landing gear

noun
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of landing gear

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

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First Known Use of landing gear

1911

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landing gear

Definition of landing gear for English Language Learners

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


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