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landing craft Line breaks: land|ing craft

Definition of landing craft in English:


A boat specially designed for putting troops and military equipment ashore on a beach.
Example sentences
  • Upon crossing the Sound to Port Howard, the troops climbed into an Army landing craft to be ferried to a nearby beach.
  • Many more never made it ashore because the landing craft beached too far out, and they drowned under the weight of the equipment they carried.
  • The first landing craft landed military vehicles that were subsequently damaged by mines.
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