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Meaning of LANDFALL

Pronunciation:  'land`fol

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the first sighting of land from the sea after a voyage (or flight over water)
  2. [n]  the seacoast first sighted on a voyage (or flight over water)
 

LANDFALL is a 8 letter word that starts with L.

 

 See Also: coast, seacoast, sea-coast, seashore, sighting

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Land"fall\, n.
1. A sudden transference of property in land by the death of
   its owner.

2. (Naut.) Sighting or making land when at sea.

{A good landfall} (Naut.), the sighting of land in conformity
   with the navigator's reckoning and expectation.

 

 

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