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splash down

Verb phrases
1.
to land in a body of water in a returning spacecraft.
2.
(of a spacecraft) to land in a body of water.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60, Americanism
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Examples for splash down
  • His projectiles are antique and inaccurate, and he wouldn't live to see the first one splash down if he ever did decide to go mad.
  • In early summer numerous waterfalls splash down the lava cliffs.
British Dictionary definitions for splash down

splashdown

/ˈsplæʃˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
the controlled landing of a spacecraft on water at the end of a space flight
2.
the time scheduled for this event
verb
3.
(intransitive, adverb) (of a spacecraft) to make a splashdown
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Idioms and Phrases with splash down
Land in water, as in The spacecraft splashed down within a few hundred yards of the pickup point. The splash in this idiom alludes to the impact of a solid body on water. [ c. 1960 ]
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