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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. 2016.
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  • Suppose we tell Ravney to herd these Lords-Master onto a couple of landing-craft and bring them up here?

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  • landing-craft to Isobel; Isobel will bring them the rest of the way.

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British Dictionary definitions for landing-craft

landing craft

(military) any small vessel designed for the landing of troops and equipment on beaches
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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