landfall definition

  • noun:
    • The work or an example of sighting or achieving land after a voyage or trip.
    • The land sighted or achieved after a voyage or flight.
    • Arrival at coast by ship.
    • The point at which a hurricane or comparable violent storm reaches land.
    • an abrupt transference of property in land by the loss of its owner.
    • Sighting or making land when at sea.
    • A land-slide or land-slip.
    • Nautical, an approach or a coming to land, into the program or at the end of a sea-voyage; also, land so approached or achieved.
    • 1st sighting of land from water after a voyage (or journey over water)
    • the seacoast very first sighted on a voyage (or flight over water)

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