AskDefine | Define landfall

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

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  1. Arrival at the shore by ship.
    We made landfall at the most god-forsaken, barren, desolate, and hellish location possible to image; and we were grateful, anything to get off that ship!

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Landfall can refer to:
landfall in Portuguese: Landfall
landfall in Simple English: Landfall
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