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"landfall" in British English

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landfallnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈlænd.fɔːl/  us   /-fɑːl/
the first ​land that is ​reached or ​seen at the end of a ​journeyacross the ​sea or through the ​air, or the ​fact of ​arriving there: Shannon Airport in Ireland was the first ​European landfall for ​planesflying from ​NorthAmerica. After a ​long and ​gruellingflight, 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 ​reachesland 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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