The act or an instance of sighting or reaching land after a voyage or flight.(noun)
The land sighted or reached after a voyage or flight.(noun)
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Use "landfall" in a sentence
"Forecasters said the likelihood that Alberto will become a hurricane prior to landfall is decreasing."
"Do all you liberals actually think that a hurricane making landfall is reason for every Republican in America to drop what they are doing, clear their agendas and rush to the site of the destruction?"
"Now, while I’ll be the first to admit that hurricanes are lethal and forewarning of possible landfall is more than helpful, the constant firing of distress signals by the media tends to dull our fears."