landing craft
noun Date: 1940 any of numerous naval craft designed for conveying troops and equipment from a transport to a beach in an amphibious assault

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  • Landing craft — are boats and seagoing vehicles used to convey a landing force (infantry and vehicles) from the sea to the shore during an amphibious assault. Most renowned are those used to storm the beaches of Normandy, the Mediterranean, and many Pacific… …   Wikipedia

  • landing craft — landing .craft plural landing craft n a flat bottomed boat that opens at one end so that soldiers and equipment can be moved directly onto the shore …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • landing craft — landing ,craft (plural landing ,craft) noun count a small boat used for carrying soldiers and equipment from a ship to the land …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • landing craft — n. any of various naval craft designed to bring troops and equipment close to shore during amphibious operations …   English World dictionary

  • landing craft — ► NOUN ▪ a boat specially designed for putting troops and military equipment ashore on a beach …   English terms dictionary

  • landing craft — Navy. any of various flat bottomed vessels designed to move troops and equipment close to shore. [1935 40] * * * ▪ naval craft  small naval vessel used primarily to transport and tactically deploy soldiers, equipment, vehicles, and supplies from… …   Universalium

  • landing craft — noun naval craft designed for putting ashore troops and equipment • Hypernyms: ↑craft * * * noun, pl ⋯ craft [count] : a boat or ship designed to bring soldiers and equipment to the shore * * * ˈlanding craft [landing craft] noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • landing craft — N COUNT (landing craft is both the singular and the plural form.) A landing craft is a small boat designed for the landing of troops and equipment on the shore. The engine of one landing craft was still running …   English dictionary

  • landing craft — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms landing craft : singular landing craft plural landing craft a small boat used for carrying soldiers and equipment from a ship to the land …   English dictionary

  • landing craft — išlaipinimo laivas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Jūrų desanto operacijų metu naudojamas laivas, specialiai suprojektuotas kariams ir jų įrangai plukdyti į krantą, jiems iškrauti ir pasitraukti. Taip pat šis laivas naudojamas logistinėms… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • landing craft — noun a type of flat bottomed boat used to transport infantry and vehicles onto a shore during an assault from the sea See Also: landing platform dock, LPD, landing ship …   Wiktionary

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