Meaning of soft-land

soft-land

Pronunciation: (sôf'land", soft'-), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to cause to land slowly and without jarring impact: to soft-land the module on the planet's surface.
—v.i.
  1. to land slowly and without jarring impact: The craft will soft-land on the moon.
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