land-fall

landfall

[land-fawl]
noun
1.
an approach to or sighting of land: The ship will make its landfall at noon tomorrow.
2.
the land sighted or reached.
3.
a landslide.

Origin:
1620–30; land + fall

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

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landfall
"sighting of land," 1620s, from land (v.1) + fall (v.) in the sense of "happen."
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