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- 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
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for landing force
He had a landing-force (Conner, Home Squadron, 15), but whether at this time and place is not clear.
Everything was under splendid control where a landing-force occupied the grid and all the ground immediately about it.