Landfall - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈlændfɔːl|  American pronunciation of the word landfall
Brit.  |ˈlan(d)fɔːl|  British pronunciation of the word landfall

noun

- the seacoast first sighted on a voyage (or flight over water)
- the first sighting of land from the sea after a voyage (or flight over water)

Examples

From the deck of the boat, we saw our first landfall.

Twelve hours after landfall the hurricane has lost about half its power.

...the journal cites the spot, scilicet present-day Provincetown, as the location of the Pilgrims' first landfall...

Shannon Airport was the first landfall for airplanes flying from America.

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