soft-land

verb
\ˈsȯf(t)-ˈland \
soft-landed; soft-landing; soft-lands

Definition of soft-land 

transitive verb

: to cause to make a soft landing on a celestial body (such as the moon)

intransitive verb

: to make a soft landing

Other Words from soft-land

soft-lander noun

First Known Use of soft-land

1958, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for soft-land

back-formation from soft landing

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