landing force

noun Military.

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

Origin of landing force

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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