/lan"ding/ , n.
1. the act of a person or thing that lands: The pilot brought his plane in for a landing.
2. a place where persons or goods are landed, as from a ship: The boat moored at the landing.
a. a platform between flights of stairs.
b. the floor at the head or foot of a flight of stairs.
a. the overlap of two plates or planks, as in a clinker-built shell.
b. the distance between the center of a rivet hole and the edge of the plate or shape into which it is cut.
[ 1400-50; late ME; see LAND, -ING 1 ]