Definition of landing party in US English:

landing party

nounPlural landing parties

  • A detachment of a ship's crew who go ashore to perform a task.

    ‘a smaller boat brings a landing party ashore’
    • ‘The militia, patrolling the coasts, prevented enemy landing parties from establishing military bases on the island.’
    • ‘Landing parties board vessels for a safe journey across the channel.’
    • ‘The landing parties stealthily scaled the steep cliffs which rose from the river.’
    • ‘Marine detachments aboard navy warships provided small landing parties for short-term security duties.’
    • ‘We noticed the rest of the landing party wearing a different colour.’