Definition of landfall noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlændfɔːl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlændfɔːl//
    Travelling by boat or ship
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] (literary) the act of arriving on land after a long journey by sea or by air, or the land that you first see or arrive at After three weeks they made landfall on the coast of Ireland. Hurricane Katrina roared across the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall. San Salvador is thought to be the original landfall of Christopher Columbus. See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship
  2. 2[countable] = landslide
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