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.

Nearby words

  1. splash erosion,
  2. splash guard,
  3. splash out,
  4. splashback,
  5. splashboard,
  6. splasher,
  7. splashy,
  8. splat,
  9. splatter,
  10. splatter film

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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