Definitions of landing
  1. noun
    the act of coming to land after a voyage
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    amphibious landing
    a military action of coordinated land, sea, and air forces organized for an invasion
    debarkation, disembarkation, disembarkment
    the act of passengers and crew getting off of a ship or aircraft
    going ashore
    debarkation from a boat or ship
    type of:
    the act of arriving at a certain place
  2. noun
    the act of coming down to the earth (or other surface)
    “the plane made a smooth landing
    “his landing on his feet was catlike”
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    a landing (as the wheels touch the landing field); especially of airplanes
    aircraft landing, airplane landing
    landing an aircraft
    a landing of a spacecraft in the sea at the end of a space flight
    emergency landing, forced landing
    an unscheduled airplane landing that is made under circumstances (engine failure or adverse weather) not under the pilot's control
    GCA, ground-controlled approach
    aircraft landing in bad weather in which the pilot is talked down by ground control using precision approach radar
    three-point landing
    a landing in which all three wheels of the aircraft touch the ground at the same time
    instrument landing
    an aircraft landing made entirely by means of instruments
    type of:
    the act of arriving at a certain place
  3. noun
    structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods
    synonyms: landing place
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    dock, dockage, docking facility
    landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out
    dry dock, drydock, graving dock
    a large dock from which water can be pumped out; used for building ships or for repairing a ship below its waterline
    a fancy dock for small yachts and cabin cruisers
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    construction, structure
    a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
  4. noun
    an intermediate platform in a staircase
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    a raised horizontal surface
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