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landing force

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noun Military.
  1. the ground forces of an amphibious task force that effect the assault landing in an amphibious operation.

Origin of landing force

First recorded in 1880–85
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Historical Examples

  • He had a landing-force (Conner, Home Squadron, 15), but whether at this time and place is not clear.

    The War With Mexico, Volume II (of 2)

    Justin H. Smith

  • Everything was under splendid control where a landing-force occupied the grid and all the ground immediately about it.

    Pariah Planet

    Murray Leinster