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splash·down

 (splăsh′doun′)
n.
The landing of a spacecraft or missile in water.

splashdown

(ˈsplæʃˌdaʊn)
n
1. (Astronautics) the controlled landing of a spacecraft on water at the end of a space flight
2. (Astronautics) the time scheduled for this event
vb
(Astronautics) (intr, adverb) (of a spacecraft) to make a splashdown

splash•down

(ˈsplæʃˌdaʊn)

n.
the landing of a space vehicle in a body of water, esp. the ocean.
[1959]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.splashdown - a landing of a spacecraft in the sea at the end of a space flight
landing - the act of coming down to the earth (or other surface); "the plane made a smooth landing"; "his landing on his feet was catlike"
Translations

splashdown

[ˈsplæʃdaʊn] Namaraje m, amerizaje m

splashdown

[ˈsplæʃdaʊn] namerrissage m

splashdown

[ˈsplæʃˌdaʊn] nammaraggio
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These buses have become a firm favourite of Liverpool life, with countless locals and visitors - including, of course, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh - having enjoyed the tours, including the special splashdowns.
The defense minister also cited unconfirmed intelligence that a North Korean vessel that had been around the area of missile splashdowns in the Sea of Japan, monitoring the launched missiles, is believed to have withdrawn from the area.