splashdown

[ splash-doun ]
/ ˈsplæʃˌdaʊn /

noun

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.

Origin of splashdown

First recorded in 1959; noun use of verb phrase splash down
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British Dictionary definitions for splashdown

splashdown
/ (ˈsplæʃˌdaʊn) /

noun

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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