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landfallnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈlænd.fɔːl/ us   /ˈlænd.fɑːl/
the first land that is reached or seen at the end of a journey across the sea or through the air, or the fact of arriving there: Shannon Airport in Ireland was the first European landfall for planes flying from North America. After a long and gruelling flight, they finally made landfall in Florida.
(Definition of landfall from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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landfallnoun [U]

us   /ˈlændˌfɔl/
a situation in which someone or something reaches land after being at sea: Tropical storm Bonnie made landfall on Florida's Panhandle.
(Definition of landfall from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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