landing force


noun Military.

the ground forces of an amphibious task force that effect the assault landing in an amphibious operation.

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Origin of landing force

First recorded in 1880–85
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Example sentences from the Web for landing force

  • He had a landing-force (Conner, Home Squadron, 15), but whether at this time and place is not clear.

  • Everything was under splendid control where a landing-force occupied the grid and all the ground immediately about it.

    Pariah Planet|Murray Leinster