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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Landfall  \Land"fall\,  n. 
  1.  A  sudden  transference  of  property  in  land  by  the  death  of 
  its  owner. 
 
  2.  (Naut.)  Sighting  or  making  land  when  at  sea. 
 
  {A  good  landfall}  (Naut.),  the  sighting  of  land  in  conformity 
  with  the  navigator's  reckoning  and  expectation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  landfall 
  n  1:  the  seacoast  first  sighted  on  a  voyage  (or  flight  over 
  water) 
  2:  the  first  sighting  of  land  from  the  sea  after  a  voyage  (or 
  flight  over  water) 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Landfall,  MN  (city,  FIPS  35414) 
  Location:  44.95010  N,  92.97745  W 
  Population  (1990):  685  (314  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.2  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 




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