|military any small vessel designed for the landing of troops and equipment on beaches|
small naval vessel used primarily to transport and tactically deploy soldiers, equipment, vehicles, and supplies from ship to shore for the conduct of offensive military operations. During World War II the British and Americans mass-produced landing craft, modifying them throughout the war to perform a wide variety of tasks.
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|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|