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. 2001.

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  • 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 — soft land; soft land·er; …   English syllables

  • soft-land — …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft-land|er — «SFT LAN duhr, SOFT », noun. a spacecraft designed to make a soft landing …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • soft landing — soft′ land′ing n. ars a landing by a spacecraft on a planetary body that is performed slowly, without a jarring impact • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • soft — adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 (of a substance, material, etc.) lacking hardness or firmness; yielding to pressure; easily cut. 2 (of cloth etc.) having a smooth surface or texture; not rough or coarse. 3 (of air etc.) mellow, mild, balmy; not… …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft-lander — noun see soft land …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • soft landing — noun 1》 a controlled landing of a spacecraft during which no serious damage is incurred. 2》 the slowing down of economic growth at an acceptable degree relative to inflation and unemployment. Derivatives soft land verb …   English new terms dictionary

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

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