approach Idioms & Phrases
noun the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
glide path; glide slope; approach.
noun the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport
pattern; traffic pattern.
- the traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded
- they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted
noun a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green
- he lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green
noun a trench that provides protected passage between the rear and front lines of a defensive position
(Fort.), a trench or work pushed forward from defensive works to meet the approaches of besiegers. See Approach.
noun aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar
noun the approach to a landing field by an airplane