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landfall

1. the act of sighting or nearing land, esp from the sea
2. the land sighted or neared
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landfall

[′lan‚fȯl]
(navigation)
The first sighting of land when approaching from seaward; by extension, the term is sometimes used to refer to the first contact with land by any means, as by radar.
A navigational procedure in which an aircraft, after a relatively long overwater flight, turns on to a line of position passing through its destination and follows the line to the destination.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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