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planetfall

Syllabification: plan·et·fall
Pronunciation: /ˈplanətˌfôl
 
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Definition of planetfall in English:

noun

(Chiefly in science fiction) a landing or arrival on a planet after a journey through space.
Example sentences
  • All freighters currently en route between worlds are exempt from this fine until their next planetfall, but any ship that launches toward another PA-member world will be required to carry mail to its next destination.
  • You know, I only just made planetfall a few hours ago.
  • I for one, don't want to still be on this ship, if it makes planetfall.

Origin

from planet + -fall, on the pattern of landfall.

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