Definition of landfall
1 : a sighting of land after a voyage or flight
2 : a reaching of land (as by a traveler, craft, or storm)
3 : the land first sighted on a voyage or flight
Examples of landfall in a sentence
From the deck of the boat, we saw our first landfall.
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LANDFALL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of landfall for English Language Learners
: the land that is first seen or reached after a journey by sea or air
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