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land·fall

 (lănd′fôl′)
n.
1. The act or an instance of sighting or reaching land after a voyage or flight.
2. The land sighted or reached after a voyage or flight.
3. The reaching of land by an oceanic storm or a part, especially the eye, of a storm.

landfall

(ˈlændˌfɔːl)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) the act of sighting or nearing land, esp from the sea
2. the act of sighting or nearing land, esp from the sea
3. (Nautical Terms) the land sighted or neared
4. the land sighted or neared

land•fall

(ˈlændˌfɔl)

n.
1. an approach to or sighting of land.
2. the land sighted or reached.
3. a landslide.
[1620–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.landfall - the seacoast first sighted on a voyage (or flight over water)
coast, seacoast, sea-coast, seashore - the shore of a sea or ocean
2.landfall - the first sighting of land from the sea after a voyage (or flight over water)
sighting - the act of observing; "several sightings of enemy troops were reported"
Translations
recaladatocar tierra

landfall

[ˈlændfɔːl] N (Naut) → recalada f, aterrada f

landfall

[ˈlændˌfɔːl] n to make landfallapprodare, toccare terra
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Landfall and Departure mark the rhythmical swing of a seaman's life and of a ship's career.
The term "Landfall" is more easily understood; you fall in with the land, and it is a matter of a quick eye and of a clear atmosphere.
Your Landfall, be it a peculiarly-shaped mountain, a rocky headland, or a stretch of sand-dunes, you meet at first with a single glance.
Fifteen of the boys were to be landed at Su'u and with wild gesticulations and cries they began to recognize and point out the infinitesimal details of the landfall of the only spot they had known on earth prior to the day, three years before, when they had been sold into slavery by their fathers, uncles, and chiefs.
He had watched hour after hour since first New York had risen out of the blue indistinctness of the landfall. With the daylight he experienced an intolerable fatigue.
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Lekima made landfall in the early hours of yesterday in Wenling, between Taiwan and China's financial capital Shanghai.
Lekima made landfall in the early hours of Saturday in Wenling, between Taiwan and China's financial capital Shanghai.
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