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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. 2017.
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  • Howell was watching the stuff come off the other landing craft.

    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
  • Then ask it to explain why the platform it built didn't hold the landing craft.

    The Native Soil Alan Edward Nourse
  • "He says he didn't know a landing craft was supposed to land on the platform," Simpson reported finally.

    The Native Soil Alan Edward Nourse
  • The contact team crowded into the Number One landing craft, which had been fitted out as a temporary headquarters.

    Naudsonce H. Beam Piper
  • The woman pointed to herself and to the man, and around the circle of huts and landing craft.

    Naudsonce H. Beam Piper
  • Out of the gloom above there was a roar and a streak of murky yellow as the landing craft eased down through the haze.

    The Native Soil Alan Edward Nourse
British Dictionary definitions for landing craft

landing craft

(military) any small vessel designed for the landing of troops and equipment on beaches
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