landing craft

noun

Definition of landing craft 

: any of numerous naval craft designed for conveying troops and equipment from a transport to a beach in an amphibious assault

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Later, the building housed Higgins Industries, which manufactured the landing crafts for the D-Day invasion. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "Pythian Market dishes out food from around the world: Opening alert," 1 June 2018 His namesake landing craft weren't just used on D-Day. Mike Scott, NOLA.com, "The Allies' secret weapon in World War II? This guy.," 5 June 2018 The weapon was spotted on an old Chinese Navy landing craft in Wuhan and images of it quickly spread across the Internet. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Is China Getting Ready To Test a Railgun?," 1 Feb. 2018 On June 6, 1944, more than 70,000 brave young Americans charged out of landing craft jumped out of airplanes and stormed into hell! Fox News, "Joe diGenova: IG report is being scrubbed by Rosenstein," 6 June 2018 Clark joined the Navy and served as a machinist mate aboard the USS Guadalcanal amphibious landing craft stationed at Norfolk, Va. Melinda Morris, NOLA.com, "Louisiana soldier killed during training in Texas is laid to rest: report," 28 May 2018 Choose either a morning (10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or afternoon (2 to 4:30 p.m.) trip to the island aboard the Naumkeag, Essex Heritage’s landing craft. Kathy Shiels Tully, BostonGlobe.com, "A heartfelt version of ‘Calendar Girls’ in Stoneham," 25 May 2018 The building later became an office of Higgins Industries, which manufactured the landing crafts for the D-Day invasion. Todd A. Price, NOLA.com, "Pythian Market, a new CBD food hall, opens May 31," 15 May 2018 One Canadian soldier later recalled that four different landing craft were shot out from under him before he was captured. Washington Post, BostonGlobe.com, "Agnes-Marie Valois, 103; French nun was known as ‘Angel of Dieppe’ in World War II," 23 Apr. 2018

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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landing craft

noun

English Language Learners Definition of landing craft

: a boat or ship designed to bring soldiers and equipment to the shore

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