three-point landing


: an airplane landing in which the two main wheels of the landing gear and the tail wheel or skid or nose wheel touch the ground simultaneously

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of three-point landing was in 1918

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“Three-point landing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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