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  • (noun): An intermediate platform in a staircase.
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Landing

Landing is the last part of a flight, where a flying animal, aircraft, or spacecraft returns to the ground. When the flying object returns to water, the process is called alighting, although it is commonly called "landing," "touchdown" or "splashdown" as well. A normal aircraft flight would include several parts of flight including taxi, takeoff, climb, cruise, descent and landing.

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USS Ringgold (DD-500) - World War II - 1944
... where she furnished close-in fire support for the landing forces ... installations at Kavieng, New Ireland, as a diversionary action for landings in the Northern Bismarck Archipelago ... During the invasion of Guam she served as Landing Craft Control Vessel and provided gunfire support ...
Lockheed EP-3 - Notable Incidents
... a near inverted roll, but was able to make an emergency landing on Hainan ... of attempted forcedown or in case of the possibility of a crash-landing the aircraft was to be intentionally crashed with all hands aboard in lieu of landing in ... hardware and software on the aircraft prior to the emergency landing, there is little doubt that the EP-3 was exploited by Chinese intelligence services ...
Flannan Isles - Mystery of 1900 - Northern Lighthouse Board Investigation
... and concluded that James Ducat and Thomas Marshall had gone down to the western landing stage, and that Donald Macarthur (the 'Occasional') had left the lighthouse in heavy rain in ... He also noted that some of the damage to the west landing was “difficult to believe unless actually seen” ... that they had gone down to secure a box in which the mooring ropes, landing ropes etc ...
Battle Of The Plains Of Abraham - Landing
... The boats, however, had drifted slightly off course instead of landing at the base of the road, many soldiers found themselves at the base of a slope ...
Mars Pathfinder - Landing Site
... The landing site was an ancient flood plain in Mars's northern hemisphere called "Ares Vallis" ("the valley of Ares", the ancient Greek equivalent of the ancient Roman deity Mars) and is among the rockiest parts of ... After the landing, at 19°08′N 33°13′W / 19.13°N 33.22°W / 19.13 -33.22Coordinates 19°08′N 33°13′W / 19.13°N 33.22°W / 19.13 -33.22, succeeded, the landing site received ...

More definitions of "landing":

  • (noun): The act of coming to land after a voyage.
  • (noun): Structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods.
    Synonyms: landing place
  • (noun): The act of coming down to the earth (or other surface).
    Example: "The plane made a smooth landing"; "his landing on his feet was catlike"

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    I foresee the time when the painter will paint that scene, no longer going to Rome for a subject; the poet will sing it; the historian record it; and, with the Landing of the Pilgrims and the Declaration of Independence, it will be the ornament of some future national gallery, when at least the present form of slavery shall be no more here. We shall then be at liberty to weep for Captain Brown. Then, and not till then, we will take our revenge.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)