from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An emergency landing by an aircraft or spacecraft.

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  • n. The landing of an aircraft or spacecraft in an emergency, either in an inappropriate place or under dangerous circumstances

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an emergency landing under circumstances where a normal landing is impossible (usually damaging the aircraft)


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