undercarriage

undercarriage
[[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)kærɪʤ[/t]]
undercarriages
N-COUNT
The undercarriage of an aeroplane is the part, including the wheels, which supports the aeroplane when it is on the ground and when it is landing or taking off. [mainly BRIT]
(in AM, use landing gear)

English dictionary. 2008.

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