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hard landing

n.
1. The landing by impact of a spacecraft unequipped with or not using devices such as retrorockets to slow it down.
2. Economics An uncontrolled, usually sudden transition from rapid growth into economic contraction or stagnation.
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hard landing

n
1. (Astronautics) a landing by a rocket or spacecraft in which the vehicle is destroyed on impact
2. a sharp fall into recession following a sustained period of economic growth
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Due to heavy landing weight, the break gear temperature increased and, consequently, minor fumigation occurred.
Chloe struggles to check in a passenger with a motorised wheelchair that could contain a potentially lethal battery, while a heavy landing leaves the door of a plane's hold jammed by hundreds of pieces of luggage.
RALLYING ELFYN EVANS will miss the next round of the World Rally Championship after the Welsh ace was advised not to contest Rally Finland on medical grounds having suffered a heavy landing at last weekend's Rally Estonia.
It was quite a heavy landing. We were kept on the runway for about an hour."
Cheleda hit the hurdle and was spun into a full somersault before a heavy landing but was amazingly able to walk into the ambulance and get clearance to ride in the next race.
He took took a massively heavy landing, which knocked the stuffing out of the guy.
Tanak was also in the top three when he retired on Friday's last stage with damage after a heavy landing but fought his way back into the top 10 and remains third in the drivers' standings.
And he was running second in his second race until a heavy landing broke the suspension on his Peugeot 208 RX and he had to retire, which dropped him to 16th overall on Friday night.
Salah got tangled up with Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos and the result was a heavy landing on the point of his left shoulder.
The Qatar debut of Toyota GAZOO Racing South Africa's Giniel de Villiers came to a premature and painful halt when co-driver Robert Howie complained of back pain shortly after a heavy landing in a deep hole shortly before the first passage control.
Anthony Watson also showed he is an option at full-back after Mike Brown was substituted following a heavy landing on his head in the first half.