approach Idioms & Phrases

approach path

  • noun the final path followed by an aircraft as it is landing
    glide path; glide slope; approach.

approach pattern

  • 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

approach shot

  • 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

approach trench

  • noun a trench that provides protected passage between the rear and front lines of a defensive position
    communication trench.

Counter approach

  • (Fort.), a trench or work pushed forward from defensive works to meet the approaches of besiegers. See Approach.
Webster 1913

ground-controlled approach

  • noun aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar

landing approach

  • noun the approach to a landing field by an airplane