landing craft


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landing craft

n.
A naval craft designed to convey troops and equipment from ship to shore.

landing craft

n
(Military) military any small vessel designed for the landing of troops and equipment on beaches

land′ing craft`


n.
any of various flat-bottomed naval vessels designed to move troops and equipment close to shore.
[1935–40]

landing craft

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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Noun1.landing craft - naval craft designed for putting ashore troops and equipmentlanding craft - naval craft designed for putting ashore troops and equipment
craft - a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space
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