landing has definitions from the fields of transportation,nautical
[ noun ] an intermediate platform in a staircase

Used in print

(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

At the landing she saw Juanita , her face flushed pink with excitement , run down the hall from the kitchen to the front_door .

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

They advanced in a line across the entrance_hall to the stairway and up , with gingerly steps , towards the first landing .

It was then that they heard the tread of one descending and , in some perturbation glancing up , saw the patronne coming towards them as they gained the landing .

Related terms

platform stairway

[ noun ] (nautical) structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods



Used in print

(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)

At the point where they ended , another settlement grew up around a chapel built at the boat landing by Father_Lucian_Galtier in 1840 .

[ noun ] (transportation) the act of coming down to the earth (or other surface)


"the plane made a smooth landing" "his landing on his feet was catlike"

[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 31661
[ noun ] (transportation) the act of coming to land after a voyage