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land·fall / ˈlan(d)ˌfôl/ • n. 1. an arrival at land on a sea or air journey. 2. a collapse of a mass of land, esp. one that blocks a route. 3. the contact of a hurricane with a landmass: Javier made landfall at 10:46 this morning. DERIVATIVES: land·fall·ing adj.

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