Definitions for landfallˈlændˌfɔl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an approach to or sighting of land.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. the land sighted or reached.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  3. a landslide.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. landfall(noun)

    the seacoast first sighted on a voyage (or flight over water)

  2. landfall(noun)

    the first sighting of land from the sea after a voyage (or flight over water)


  1. landfall(Noun)

    Arrival at the shore by ship.

  2. landfall(Noun)

    The point at which a hurricane or similar storm reaches land.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Landfall(noun)

    a sudden transference of property in land by the death of its owner

  2. Landfall(noun)

    sighting or making land when at sea


  1. Landfall

    Landfall is the event of a storm moving over land after being over water. When a waterspout makes landfall it becomes a regular tornado, which can then cause damage inland. When a fair weather waterspout makes landfall it usually dissipates quickly as it loses the inflow of warm air into the vortex.


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