Dead-stick meaning

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Designating a landing made by an aircraft or spacecraft without using power.
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To land an aircraft without power.
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Describing the landing of an aircraft with no power from the engines.
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An unpowered propeller.

I had to land with a dead stick.

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(often used attributively) Failed aircraft power.

The 767 made a miraculous dead stick landing at an abandoned Canadian airfield.

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Without aircraft-engine power.

He landed dead stick.

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To fly, especially to land, an aircraft without power.
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Origin of dead-stick

  • From stick (“wooden two-bladed propeller”), possibly confounded with stick-like aircraft-engine throttles.
    From Wiktionary
  • dead +‎ stick
    From Wiktionary