crash-land

crash-lands, crash-landing, crash-landed
V-ERG
If a pilot crash-lands an aircraft, or if it crash-lands, it lands more quickly and less safely than usual, for example when there is something wrong with the aircraft, and it cannot land normally.

[V n] He arrives in his biplane and crash lands it in a tree...

A light aircraft crash-landed on a putting green yesterday.

Derived words:
crash-landing plural N-COUNT

His plane made a crash-landing during a sandstorm yesterday.


English dictionary. 2008.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • crash-land — crash′ land′ v. t. 1) aer. to land (an aircraft) in an emergency situation so that damage to the aircraft is unavoidable 2) aer. to crash land an aircraft • Etymology: 1940–45 crash′ land′ing, n …   From formal English to slang

  • crash-land — crash landing, n. /krash land /, v.t. 1. to land (an aircraft), under circumstances in which a normal landing is impossible, in such a way that damage to the aircraft is unavoidable. v.i. 2. to crash land an aircraft. [1940 45; CRASH1 + LAND] * * …   Universalium

  • crash-land — [krash′land′] vt., vi. to bring (an airplane) down in a forced landing, esp. without use of the landing gear, so that some damage results crash landing …   English World dictionary

  • crash-land — ► VERB ▪ land roughly in an emergency …   English terms dictionary

  • crash-land — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to land (an airplane) under conditions (as damaged landing gear or the absence of an adequate landing area) that result in structural damage usually extensive enough to prevent takeoff intransitive verb : to crash… …   Useful english dictionary

  • crash-land — verb Date: 1941 transitive verb to land (an airplane or spacecraft) under emergency conditions usually with damage to the craft intransitive verb to crash land an airplane or spacecraft • crash landing noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crash land — see crash land …   English dictionary

  • crash-land — /ˈkræʃ lænd/ (say krash land) verb (t) 1. to land (an aircraft) in an emergency in such a way that the minimum of damage is sustained. –verb (i) 2. to land an aircraft in this way. –crashlanding, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • crash-land — verb (I, T) to crash a plane in a controlled way because it is damaged and cannot be flown any more …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • crash land — verb To land an aircraft or spacecraft in an emergency, either in an inappropriate place or under dangerous conditions; usually results in damage to the craft and the possibility of loss of life …   Wiktionary


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