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landing force

noun, Military.
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • You will have charge of one landing force, and Mr. Hendricks of another.

    The Terror from the Depths Sewell Peaslee Wright
  • You may order the landing force to arm and report at the exit port.

    The Terror from the Depths Sewell Peaslee Wright
  • The landing force consisted of four hundred British marines, and about fifteen hundred provincials, divided into four battalions.

  • Usually such certainty is only to be found either in touch with the enemy's naval base or in touch with your own landing force.

    Some Principles of Maritime Strategy

    Julian Stafford Corbett
  • Mazatlan, the principal seaport of Mexico in the Pacific, was captured by a landing force of six hundred men from the fleet.

  • The landing force formed into three parties, two of which attacked the flanks, and the third the centre.

    On the Spanish Main John Masefield
  • Washington had been misinformed as to the size of the landing force and had stationed only nine thousand men on Long Island.

    The Colonization of North America Herbert Eugene Bolton
  • Everything was under splendid control where a landing force occupied the grid and all the ground immediately about it.

    This World Is Taboo Murray Leinster

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