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landfall

[ land-fawl ]
/ ˈlændˌfɔl /
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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.

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Origin of landfall

First recorded in 1620–30; land + fall
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British Dictionary definitions for landfall

landfall
/ (ˈlændˌfɔːl) /

noun

the act of sighting or nearing land, esp from the sea
the land sighted or neared
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