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soft-land

soft–land

verb \-ˈland\

Definition of SOFT-LAND

transitive verb
:  to cause to make a soft landing on a celestial body (as the moon)
intransitive verb
:  to make a soft landing
soft–lander noun

Origin of SOFT-LAND

back-formation from soft landing
First Known Use: 1960

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