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splashdown

[splash-doun] /ˈsplæʃˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
the landing of a space vehicle in a body of water, especially the ocean.
2.
the exact place where such a landing is made.
3.
the time of such a landing.
Origin
1959
1959; noun use of verb phrase splash down
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Examples for splashdown
  • The splashdown and the swift rescue of all hands has occasioned a family glow in us all.
British Dictionary definitions for splashdown

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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