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landing party

a component of a ship's company detached for special duty ashore.
Origin of landing party
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Enter the Lieutenant with a landing party to capture the pirates.

    From Snotty to Sub Wolstan Beaumont Charles Weld Forester
  • But the landing party, which had cut the false cables, was still at large.

  • I dont think so, said the captain, but before I send a boat ashore I am going to deal out arms to the landing party.

  • Should danger threaten while the landing party were ashore, she must put to sea.

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
  • A landing party had been attacked and cut up on the Corse of Slakes.

    Patsy S. R. Crockett
  • They were the landing party on shipboard—the fighting force.

  • He and Martinas had hoped to get part of the landing party posted between the two islets before the natives could see the ships.

  • After parleying for a while, one of the landing party was seen to wigwag.

    A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee" Russell Doubleday
  • And so, to Jack's intense delight, he found that he was to form a portion of the landing party.

    Jack Archer G. A. Henty
  • The landing party filed out a door that opened in the lower part of the hull.

    The Golden Amazons of Venus John Murray Reynolds

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