Meaning of “landfall” in the English Dictionary


"landfall" in English

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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)

"landfall" in American English

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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)