Pronunciation: (lan'ding),[key] —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.