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airdrome an airport or landing field.
airstrip an airfield or landing strip, usu. unpaved and without the personnel or equipment of an airport; runway.
Álvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca a Spanish explorer who, after landing on the cape of Florida in 1528 and being stranded in the Gulf coast region for 8 years, published an account of his survival and interaction with the native peoples under the title "La relación" (1542) (b.1490?--d.1557?).
amphibious of or pertaining to a military assault operation involving a landing from the sea. [1/3 definitions]
beachhead the initial position or area that invading troops try to secure when landing on an enemy shore. [1/2 definitions]
chassis the landing gear of an airplane. [1/4 definitions]
chip shot a short golf shot, used in approaching the green, in which the ball is lofted and rolls some distance after landing.
come down of an airplane or other aircraft, to crash or make an emergency landing. [1/9 definitions]
crash-land to make an emergency landing in an aircraft, usu. causing damage in the process. [1/2 definitions]
ditch a crash landing by an airplane on water. [2/7 definitions]
dock1 (often pl.) a general landing area for ships, equipped with waterways and landing facilities. [2/8 definitions]
ground loop a sharp, unexpected, and often uncontrolled turn of an aircraft moving on the ground, as during landing.
instrument landing a landing accomplished only by means of the instruments of an aircraft and signals from the ground, rather than by visual observation.
levee1 a boat landing on a river. [1/4 definitions]
LSM abbreviation of "landing ship medium."
LST abbreviation of "landing ship, tank," a seagoing military vessel designed during World War II to support amphibious operations, and used primarily to land troops, supplies, vehicles, and heavy equipment onto beaches.
Marine Corps a branch of the U.S. armed forces under the authority of the Department of the Navy, trained for land, sea, and aerial combat and specializing in amphibious landing operations.
newel a post that supports a handrail at the bottom or a landing of a stairway; newel post. [1/2 definitions]
pad1 a resilient flat platform for landing or launching. [1/12 definitions]
pancake of an airplane, to make an emergency landing by dropping vertically a short distance to the ground after leveling off above it. [1/4 definitions]
postlanding combined form of landing.