Landfall Land"fall, n. 1. A sudden transference of property in land by the death of its owner. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) Sighting or making land when at sea. [1913 Webster]

{A good landfall} (Naut.), the sighting of land in conformity with the navigator's reckoning and expectation. [1913 Webster]

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  • Landfall — bezeichnet in der Nautik und der Luftfahrt das Sichten und Erkennen von Land nach einer längeren Überfahrt bzw. einem Ozeanflug. Der Begriff kommt aus dem Englischen (to make landfall), ist aber auch unter deutschsprachigen Nautikern und Piloten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Landfall — can refer to: * Landfall, an arrival at land on a sea or air journey * Landfall (meteorology), the time at which a storm passes over shore * Landfall, Minnesota * Landfall (journal) , a New Zealand literary journal * Landfall (1949 film) , a 1949 …   Wikipedia

  • Landfall — Landfall, MN U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 700 Housing Units (2000): 300 Land area (2000): 0.077806 sq. miles (0.201516 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.024254 sq. miles (0.062817 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.102060 sq. miles (0.264333 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • landfall — (n.) sighting of land, 1620s, also the first land made on a sea voyage; from LAND (Cf. land) (v.1) + FALL (Cf. fall) (v.) in the sense of happen. From the days of imprecise nautical navigation. Land fall. The first land discovered after a sea… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Landfall — Landfall, eine der nördlichsten Inseln im Andamanarchipel (Bengalischer Meerbusen) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • landfall — ► NOUN 1) an arrival at land on a sea or air journey. 2) a collapse of a mass of land …   English terms dictionary

  • landfall — [land′fôl΄] n. 1. a sighting of land from a ship at sea 2. the land sighted 3. a landing by ship or airplane …   English World dictionary

  • landfall — [[t]læ̱ndfɔːl[/t]] landfalls N VAR Landfall is the act of arriving somewhere after a journey at sea, or the land that you arrive at. By the time we had made landfall the boat looked ten years older! …   English dictionary

  • landfall — /land fawl /, n. 1. an approach to or sighting of land: The ship will make its landfall at noon tomorrow. 2. the land sighted or reached. 3. a landslide. [1620 30; LAND + FALL] * * * …   Universalium

  • landfall — noun /ˈlænd.fɔːl,ˈlænd.fɑl,ˈlænd.fɔl/ a) 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! b) …   Wiktionary

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