soft-land

[ sawf-land, soft- ]
/ ˈsɔfˌlænd, ˈsɒft- /

verb (used with object)

to cause to land slowly and without jarring impact: to soft-land the module on the planet's surface.

verb (used without object)

to land slowly and without jarring impact: The craft will soft-land on the moon.

Origin of soft-land

First recorded in 1955–60

OTHER WORDS FROM soft-land

soft-land·er, noun
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