crab walk landing
 n.— «A friend who is a retired commercial pilot (but still works a couple days a week as an instructor), sent me an e-mail of pilots training to land Boeing 777s in high crosswind conditions. The planes are brought in at an angle, doing what’s called a “crab walk’ landing. That is, they come in at what looks like about 45 degrees sideways and straighten out after touching down.» —“What crab-walkers say: “Yeee-Haaa!’—or “Hail, Mary, full of grace…’?” Pioneer Press (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Jan. 23, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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