dead stick

1. noun
a) An unpowered propeller.

I had to land with a dead stick.

b) Failed aircraft power.

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

2. adverb
Without aircraft-engine power.

He landed dead stick.

3. verb
To fly, especially to land, an aircraft without power.

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