belly-land


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bel·ly-land

(bĕl′ē-lănd′)
intr.v. bel·ly-land·ed, bel·ly-land·ing, bel·ly-lands
To land an aircraft on its underside without aid of landing gear.

belly landing n.

belly-land


Past participle: belly-landed
Gerund: belly-landing

Imperative
belly-land
belly-land
Present
I belly-land
you belly-land
he/she/it belly-lands
we belly-land
you belly-land
they belly-land
Preterite
I belly-landed
you belly-landed
he/she/it belly-landed
we belly-landed
you belly-landed
they belly-landed
Present Continuous
I am belly-landing
you are belly-landing
he/she/it is belly-landing
we are belly-landing
you are belly-landing
they are belly-landing
Present Perfect
I have belly-landed
you have belly-landed
he/she/it has belly-landed
we have belly-landed
you have belly-landed
they have belly-landed
Past Continuous
I was belly-landing
you were belly-landing
he/she/it was belly-landing
we were belly-landing
you were belly-landing
they were belly-landing
Past Perfect
I had belly-landed
you had belly-landed
he/she/it had belly-landed
we had belly-landed
you had belly-landed
they had belly-landed
Future
I will belly-land
you will belly-land
he/she/it will belly-land
we will belly-land
you will belly-land
they will belly-land
Future Perfect
I will have belly-landed
you will have belly-landed
he/she/it will have belly-landed
we will have belly-landed
you will have belly-landed
they will have belly-landed
Future Continuous
I will be belly-landing
you will be belly-landing
he/she/it will be belly-landing
we will be belly-landing
you will be belly-landing
they will be belly-landing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been belly-landing
you have been belly-landing
he/she/it has been belly-landing
we have been belly-landing
you have been belly-landing
they have been belly-landing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been belly-landing
you will have been belly-landing
he/she/it will have been belly-landing
we will have been belly-landing
you will have been belly-landing
they will have been belly-landing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been belly-landing
you had been belly-landing
he/she/it had been belly-landing
we had been belly-landing
you had been belly-landing
they had been belly-landing
Conditional
I would belly-land
you would belly-land
he/she/it would belly-land
we would belly-land
you would belly-land
they would belly-land
Past Conditional
I would have belly-landed
you would have belly-landed
he/she/it would have belly-landed
we would have belly-landed
you would have belly-landed
they would have belly-landed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.belly-land - land on the underside without the landing gearbelly-land - land on the underside without the landing gear
air travel, aviation, air - travel via aircraft; "air travel involves too much waiting in airports"; "if you've time to spare go by air"
land, set down - reach or come to rest; "The bird landed on the highest branch"; "The plane landed in Istanbul"
References in periodicals archive ?
It appears he found some flat land and it looks as though he was able to belly-land without the aircraft catching fire.
Losing height rapidly the pilot had no choice but to belly-land his Heinkel plane on a Wexford beach.