Examples from the Web for landfall
After whacking North Carolina, Hurricane Irene made its second landfall in New Jersey Sunday morning.
There were six days of sailing ere the captain made his landfall, and they stood off till evening.
Biddle and Humboldt, in the early part of the present century, accepted the Labrador landfall with little question.
The only significant history of Cuba begins, therefore, with the landfall of Christopher Columbus upon its shores.The History of Cuba, vol. 1|Willis Fletcher Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for landfall
Word Origin and History for landfall
Land-fall. The first land discovered after a sea voyage. Thus a good land fall implies the land expected or desired; a bad landfall the reverse. [John Hamilton Moore, "The New Practical Navigator," London, 1814]
Of hurricanes, by 1932.