landfall

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noun land·fall \ˈlan(d)-ˌfȯl\

Definition of landfall

  1. 1 :  a sighting of land after a voyage or flight

  2. 2 :  a reaching of land (as by a traveler, craft, or storm)

  3. 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

1627



LANDFALL Defined for English Language Learners

landfall

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noun land·fall \ˈlan(d)-ˌfȯl\

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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