landing craft


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Demonstrations on landing craft, weaponry and chemical agent detectors were displayed in images depicting the drills. Caitlin Mcfall, Fox News, 7 Oct. 2022 That job proved dangerous indeed as Ukrainian Bayraktar drones picked off four Raptor-class patrol boats near the island, a Serna-class air cavity landing craft at the island’s pier and a helicopter in the middle of landing troops. Sebastien Roblin, Forbes, 17 June 2022 Other vessels on deck include a sportfisher, a 39-foot tender, a 29-foot landing craft, a wakeboard tender and a rescue tender, plus a full fleet of water toys. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 29 Sep. 2022 That’s a lot of ship, not to mention the crewed and uncrewed aircraft, landing craft, and the Marines equipment aboard. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 12 July 2022 The announcement comes at the start of the Farnborough Airshow southwest of London, where electric vertical takeoff and landing craft, or eVTOLs, are playing a higher profile role as competing designs reach maturity. Fortune, 18 July 2022 The boat, named after its manufacturer, Andrew Jackson Higgins, is known as a landing craft, vehicle, personnel, or LCVP. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 12 July 2022 The Higgins landing craft that had long been 185 feet below the surface is nearly halfway out of the water. Julius Lasin, USA TODAY, 11 July 2022 The Higgins landing craft that has long been 185 feet below the surface is now nearly halfway out of the water at Lake Mead. Arkansas Online, 2 July 2022 See More

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Word History

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 2 Dec. 2022.

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landing craft


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

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