landing craft

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noun Navy.

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

Nearby words

  1. landing,
  2. landing beacon,
  3. landing beam,
  4. landing card,
  5. landing clerk,
  6. landing field,
  7. landing flap,
  8. landing force,
  9. landing gear,
  10. 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?

    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

noun

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