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landing force

noun, Military
the ground forces of an amphibious task force that effect the assault landing in an amphibious operation.
Origin of landing force
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He had a landing-force (Conner, Home Squadron, 15), but whether at this time and place is not clear.

  • Everything was under splendid control where a landing-force occupied the grid and all the ground immediately about it.

    Pariah Planet Murray Leinster

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