Aeronautics. an uncontrolled or rough landing by an aircraft or spacecraft, usually resulting in damage.
Economics. an economic downturn or recession after a period of strong demand and expansion.
a landing by a rocket or spacecraft in which the vehicle is destroyed on impact
a sharp fall into recession following a sustained period of economic growth
[hahrd-leyd] /ˈhɑrdˈleɪd/ adjective 1. describing a rope the lay of which is at a relatively great angle to its axis; short-laid.
- Hard labour
noun 1. (criminal law) (formerly) the penalty of compulsory physical labour imposed in addition to a sentence of imprisonment: abolished in England in 1948
noun 1. compulsory labor imposed upon criminals in addition to imprisonment, generally not exceeding ordinary labor in severity or amount.
noun 1. the mistflower.