[ splash-doun ]
/ ˈsplæʃˌdaʊn /
the landing of a space vehicle in a body of water, especially the ocean.
the exact place where such a landing is made.
the time of such a landing.
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Origin of splashdown
First recorded in 1959; noun use of verb phrase splash down
Words nearby splashdown
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Example sentences from the Web for splashdown
Marci jumped a foot out of the water, and her splashdown sent watery ripples rebounding off the cavern walls.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for splashdown
/ (ˈsplæʃˌdaʊn) /
the controlled landing of a spacecraft on water at the end of a space flight
the time scheduled for this event
verb splash down
(intr, adverb) (of a spacecraft) to make a splashdown
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