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landing party

noun
1.
a component of a ship's company detached for special duty ashore.
Origin of landing party
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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  • But the landing party, which had cut the false cables, was still at large.

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

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

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
  • The landing party, twenty-five volunteers, were in the hold below with the weapons.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • And so it was settled that Dr. Macfarlane should form one of the landing party.

    In Greek Waters G. A. Henty
  • Moreover, nobody on board had seen him since the landing party left.

    Captain Calamity

    Rolf Bennett
  • She put in at the port of Nagasaki and sent out a landing party.

    The Onslaught from Rigel Fletcher Pratt
  • Do you think it would be wise to send out a landing party, Mr. Ruby?

    The Onslaught from Rigel Fletcher Pratt
  • They were the landing party on shipboard—the fighting force.

  • Enter the Lieutenant with a landing party to capture the pirates.

    From Snotty to Sub Wolstan Beaumont Charles Weld Forester

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