any of various flat-bottomed vessels designed to move troops and equipment close to shore.
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- landing beacon,
- landing beam,
- landing card,
- landing clerk,
- landing field,
- landing flap,
- landing force,
- landing gear,
- landing net
Origin of landing craft
First recorded in 1935–40
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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?
Landing-craft to Isobel; Isobel will bring them the rest of the way.
military any small vessel designed for the landing of troops and equipment on beaches
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