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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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.The War With Mexico, Volume II (of 2)|Justin H. Smith
Everything was under splendid control where a landing-force occupied the grid and all the ground immediately about it.Pariah Planet|Murray Leinster