landfall

[land-fawl]
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noun

an approach to or sighting of land: The ship will make its landfall at noon tomorrow.
the land sighted or reached.
a landslide.

Nearby words

  1. landed,
  2. landed immigrant,
  3. lander,
  4. landes,
  5. landeshauptmann,
  6. landfast,
  7. landfill,
  8. landform,
  9. landgrab,
  10. landgrave

Origin of landfall

First recorded in 1620–30; land + fall

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British Dictionary definitions for landfall

landfall

noun

the act of sighting or nearing land, esp from the sea
the land sighted or neared
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Word Origin and History for landfall

landfall

n.
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