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soft–land

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verb \-ˈland\

Definition of soft–land

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to make a soft landing on a celestial body (as the moon)

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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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