three-point landing


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three-point landing

(thrē′point′)
n.
An airplane landing in which the two main wheels and the nose wheel, tail wheel, or tailskid all touch the ground simultaneously.
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three-point landing

n
1. (Aeronautics) an aircraft landing in which the two main wheels and the nose or tail wheel all touch the ground simultaneously
2. a successful conclusion
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three′-point` land′ing


n.
an aircraft landing in which the two wheels of the main landing gear and the tail or nose wheel touch the ground simultaneously.
[1925–30]
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three-point landing

- An aircraft landing in which the two wheels of the main landing gear and the tail or nose wheel touch the ground simultaneously.
See also related terms for wheels.
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Noun1.three-point landing - a landing in which all three wheels of the aircraft touch the ground at the same time
aircraft landing, airplane landing - landing an aircraft
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We also point out that wheel landings should be made with an approach speed the same as used for a three-point landing. Extra speed on approach in a tailwheel airplane is a recipe for loss of control on rollout.
You've had another great flight, topped off with a picture-perfect three-point landing. After rollout, you retract the flaps per the post-landing checklist, only to find that the landing gear inexplicably retracted instead.
Holding this position to the count of one, he inhales deeply and pitches forward, touching down on the floor with his forehead and both shoulders in what has become known in airplane circles as a three-point landing.