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landing craft

noun, Navy.
any of various flat-bottomed vessels designed to move troops and equipment close to shore.
Origin of landing craft
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Once they have reached lunar orbit, astronauts will use the landing craft to travel to the moon's surface.
  • His landing craft came under such heavy fire that it had to back off from its original destination.
British Dictionary definitions for landing craft

landing craft

(military) any small vessel designed for the landing of troops and equipment on beaches
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