landing

A pier, other structure, or unimproved area at which the cargo of a vessel can be unloaded or passengers disembark. A place on a river, or other navigable water, for loading and unloading goods, or for the reception and delivery of passengers; either the bank or the wharf, to or from which persons or things may go or be carried to or from some vessel in the contiguous waters. 56 Am J1st Whar § 2. A place for loading or unloading vessels, but not a harbor. 48 Am J1st Ship § 223. A platform maintained by a carrier for receiving or delivering freight or for the use of passengers in boarding and leaving trains. 14 Am J2d Car § 871. The act of a pilot of an aircraft in bringing it to the ground. 8 Am J2d Avi § 102.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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