- a component of a ship's company detached for special duty ashore.
Origin of landing party
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for landing party
The transport Kwonghoi was also in readiness with a landing-party of troops on board.The Philippine Islands
"We wish to make arrangements for the landing-party," he said so that all on board could hear.With the Dyaks of Borneo
F. S. Brereton
The Admiral's first idea was to send a landing-party to save the town.The Egyptian campaigns, 1882 to 1885
For every landing-party of bluejackets they formed a committee of welcome.With the French in France and Salonika
Richard Harding Davis
The next morning the flag-ship hoists the signal for a landing-party.