landing craft

noun Navy.

any of various flat-bottomed vessels designed to move troops and equipment close to shore.

Origin of landing craft

First recorded in 1935–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for landing craft

  • Suppose we tell Ravney to herd these Lords-Master onto a couple of landing-craft and bring them up here?

    A Slave is a Slave|Henry Beam Piper
  • Landing-craft to Isobel; Isobel will bring them the rest of the way.

    A Slave is a Slave|Henry Beam Piper

British Dictionary definitions for landing craft

landing craft


military any small vessel designed for the landing of troops and equipment on beaches
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