make landfall

Definition of make landfall

  1. :  to reach land after a journey by sea or air They made landfall on the fourth day of their journey.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

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

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

    :  the land first sighted on a voyage or flight

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