landing craft


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

Examples of landing craft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The USS Arlington arrived last week with 600 sailors and Marines, including surgical teams with enhanced medical capabilities, helicopters and a landing craft. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2021 One, the landing craft Hawaya, came at night on June 1. Jon Gambrell, Star Tribune, 15 June 2021 Blue Origin lost out to Elon Musk’s SpaceX in bidding to build a next-generation moon landing craft., 21 July 2021 The well deck is where the ship stores and stages amphibious landing craft. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 June 2021 It’s like the Higgins landing craft that hit the beaches during World War II. Washington Post, 25 June 2021 Arriving by landing craft, Stevens managed to lead his rifle company off the beach and over the seawall under steady fire. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 June 2021 More than 5,000 ships and landing craft were employed to transport troops and supplies, while some 11,000 aircraft were mobilized to provide air cover and support for the invasion. Peter Suciu, Forbes, 6 June 2021 In total, around 7,000 ships took part in the invasion, including 1,213 warships and 4,127 landing craft. Cnn Staff, CNN, 6 June 2021

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First Known Use of landing craft

1940, in the meaning defined above

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22 Sep 2021

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“Landing craft.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of landing craft

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

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