landing craft

landing craft
naval craft designed for putting ashore troops and equipment
Hypernyms: ↑craft

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noun, pl ⋯ craft [count]
: a boat or ship designed to bring soldiers and equipment to the shore

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ˈlanding craft [landing craft] noun (pl. landing craft)
a boat with a flat bottom, carried on a ship. Landing craft open at one end so soldiers and equipment can be brought to land.

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