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ditching

[′dich·iŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
A forced landing on water, or the process of making such a landing.
(engineering)
The digging of ditches, as around storage tanks or process areas to hold liquids in the event of a spill or along the sides of a roadway for drainage.

ditching

An emergency landing of aircraft in water.
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