landing gear


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landing gear

n.
The components of an aircraft or a spacecraft that support the weight of the craft and its load and give it mobility on ground or water.

landing gear

n
(Aeronautics) another name for undercarriage1

land′ing gear`


n.
the wheels, floats, etc., of an aircraft, upon which it lands and moves on ground or water.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.landing gear - an undercarriage that supports the weight of the plane when it is on the groundlanding gear - an undercarriage that supports the weight of the plane when it is on the ground
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
landing skid - one of two parts of the landing gear of a helicopter
nosewheel - a wheel located under the nose of an airplane that is part of the plane's landing gear
undercarriage - framework that serves as a support for the body of a vehicle
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I commenced the operational checks of the landing gear system by signaling the operator in the cockpit to actuate five half-cycles of the gear to ensure that there was no air in the hydraulic lines, as well as to verify proper operation of the system before fully raising the landing gear.
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