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landfall

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈlænd.fɔːl/  us   /-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.
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