landing craft


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

Examples of landing craft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This means the Starship landing craft, or perhaps new spacesuits for astronauts to wear walking on the Moon, will be the final part of the Artemis architecture to be ready for an expedition to the Moon's south pole. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 5 Oct. 2023 The readiness of the Starship landing craft and new commercial spacesuits are widely seen as drivers of the schedule for Artemis III, which is at risk of a delay from late 2025. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 5 Dec. 2023 Camp Pendleton Marines on Friday began initial testing of an experimental amphibious landing craft that’s meant to be far more versatile than the ones now in use. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Feb. 2024 Here's what Nova-C lander looks like The unique shape is based on NASA's Project Morpheus, a 2010-14 project to develop a vertical takeoff/landing craft. George Petras, USA TODAY, 20 Jan. 2024 Higgins Industries in New Orleans built several thousand landing craft between 1942 and 1945, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. CBS News, 1 July 2022 The agency has tapped SpaceX to provide lunar landing craft for the Artemis III and Artemis IV missions, the Artemis program's first two Moon landing missions. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 15 Jan. 2024 Electric vertical takeoff and landing craft, or eVTOLs, for superfast urban mobility seem to be perennially just a few years or so away, but Hyundai’s air mobility division, Supernal, is seemingly making a concerted play to make this mode of transport a reality. Jeremy White, WIRED, 9 Jan. 2024 The Takeaway Anti-landing spikes on the beaches of Kinmen are meant to prevent Chinese landing craft from deploying troops ashore. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 13 July 2023

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First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of landing craft was in 1940

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“Landing craft.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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landing craft

: any of numerous naval craft designed for putting troops and equipment ashore

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