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landing craft

noun, Navy.
any of various flat-bottomed vessels designed to move troops and equipment close to shore.
Origin of landing craft
First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then ask it to explain why the platform it built didn't hold the landing craft.

    The Native Soil Alan Edward Nourse
  • Just get your files in order and get a landing craft down here for me.

    The Native Soil Alan Edward Nourse
  • He and Lillian went back to the landing craft to collect the presents.

    Naudsonce H. Beam Piper
  • Howell was watching the stuff come off the other landing craft.

    Naudsonce H. Beam Piper
  • The contact team crowded into the Number One landing craft, which had been fitted out as a temporary headquarters.

    Naudsonce H. Beam Piper
  • Lillian was still talking about that when the two landing craft from the ship were sighted, coming down.

    Naudsonce H. Beam Piper
  • Shaking hands with him as he left the landing craft, Trask wanted to know if he'd been sent out as the new Viceroy.

    Space Viking Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for landing craft

landing craft

(military) any small vessel designed for the landing of troops and equipment on beaches
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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