splashdown(redirected from splashdowns)
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The landing of a spacecraft or missile in water.
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
(Astronautics) (intr, adverb) (of a spacecraft) to make a splashdown
the landing of a space vehicle in a body of water, esp. the ocean.