soft-lander
noun see soft-land

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  • soft-lander — soft land·er …   English syllables

  • soft-lander — noun see soft land …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft-land — soft lander, n. /sawf land , soft /, v.t. 1. to cause to land slowly and without jarring impact: to soft land the module on the planet s surface. v.i. 2. to land slowly and without jarring impact: The craft will soft land on the moon. [1955 60] * …   Universalium

  • soft-land — verb Etymology: back formation from soft landing Date: 1960 transitive verb to cause to make a soft landing on a celestial body (as the moon) intransitive verb to make a soft landing • soft lander noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lander — [lan′dər] n. a spacecraft designed to separate from an orbiting spacecraft and make a soft landing on a planet, moon, etc …   English World dictionary

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