Meaning of LANDING in English

/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.

3. Archit.

a. a platform between flights of stairs.

b. the floor at the head or foot of a flight of stairs.

4. Shipbuilding.

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 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .