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landing party

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noun
  1. a component of a ship's company detached for special duty ashore.
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Origin of landing party

First recorded in 1890–95
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Historical Examples

  • The transport Kwonghoi was also in readiness with a landing-party of troops on board.

    The Philippine Islands

    John Foreman

  • "We wish to make arrangements for the landing-party," he said so that all on board could hear.

  • The Admiral's first idea was to send a landing-party to save the town.

  • For every landing-party of bluejackets they formed a committee of welcome.

  • The next morning the flag-ship hoists the signal for a landing-party.