landfall

noun land·fall \ ˈlan(d)-ˌfȯl \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

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

  1. From the deck of the boat, we saw our first landfall.

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First Known Use of landfall

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LANDFALL Defined for English Language Learners

landfall

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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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