soft-land

soft-land

[sawf-land, soft-]
verb (used with object)
1.
to cause to land slowly and without jarring impact: to soft-land the module on the planet's surface.
verb (used without object)
2.
to land slowly and without jarring impact: The craft will soft-land on the moon.

Origin:
1955–60

soft-lander, noun
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