Definitions for landing craft
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of various flat-bottomed naval vessels designed to move troops and equipment close to shore.
Origin of landing craft:
naval craft designed for putting ashore troops and equipment
a type of flat-bottomed boat used to transport infantry and vehicles onto a shore during an assault from the sea
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A craft employed in amphibious operations, specifically designed for carrying troops and their equipment and for beaching, unloading, and retracting. It is also used for resupply operations.
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