ditching

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

ditching

  1. Present participle of ditch.

Noun[edit]

ditching (plural ditchings)

  1. (aviation) A deliberate crash landing on the sea.
    • 1990, Operator's Manual for Army U-21G Aircraft
      Model test and actual ditchings of various aircraft indicate that ditchings into the wall of water created by the major swell is roughly analogous to flying into a mountain.