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landing craft Tweet Definition of landing craft Like Definition of landing craft on Facebook
noun 
  1. (nautical) a type of flat-bottomed boat used to transport infantry and vehicles onto a shore during an assault from the sea
     
landlubber Tweet Definition of landlubber Like Definition of landlubber on Facebook
noun 
  1. A person who lives and works on the land
  2. Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman
     
landsman Tweet Definition of landsman Like Definition of landsman on Facebook
noun (lands, men)
  1. The opposite of a seaman. A person who does not go to sea, who lacks the skills of a sailor or who is uncomfortable on ships or boats.
  2. A fellow Jew who comes from the same district or town, especially in Eastern Europe
  3. Someone of a similar heritage or belief system
     
launch Tweet Definition of launch Like Definition of launch on Facebook
noun 
  1. The act of launching.
  2. The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built.
  3. (context, nautical) The boat of the largest size belonging to a ship of war; also, an open boat of any size driven by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like. (Compare Spanish lancha.)
     
lubber Tweet Definition of lubber Like Definition of lubber on Facebook
noun 
  1. a clumsy or lazy person
  2. (nautical) an inexperienced sailor; a landlubber
     

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