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landholder one who owns, occupies, or holds rights to a piece of land.
landing the act of one that lands. [3 definitions]
landing craft any of various flat-bottomed boats designed to bring soldiers and equipment close to shore during amphibious assaults.
landing field an area of land cleared, leveled, and sometimes surfaced to allow aircraft to land and take off; airstrip.
landing gear the wheels or pontoons of an aircraft designed to enable it to move on land or water when not airborne.
landing net a small bag-shaped net attached to a handle, used to scoop a hooked fish from the water.
landing strip a runway, esp. one constructed in a remote area and lacking airport facilities.
landlady a woman who rents property to others. [2 definitions]
landless not owning or having any land.
landline a telephone or other telecommunications device that is connected to the public network by a wire cable, or a telephone service connected by such cables. [2 definitions]
landlocked lacking access to the sea, as some smaller bodies of water or a country whose shipping must cross other countries in order to reach a seaport. [2 definitions]
landlord a man or woman who rents property to others. [2 definitions]
landlubber one who is not familiar with the sea or experienced in seamanship.
landmark a feature of the landscape that serves as a point of reference, a guide for travelers, or a boundary marker. [5 definitions]
landmass a large body of land such as a continent or subcontinent.
land mine an explosive device concealed beneath the surface of the ground, that is detonated by pressure, as of moving troops or vehicles.
land office a government office established to transact and record the sale and transfer of public lands.
land-office business (informal) extremely good or booming business.
landowner one who possesses or owns land.
landpoor owning land but lacking money to pay taxes on it or improve it.
land reform any governmental program requiring the division of large land holdings into smaller tracts, esp. to provide farmland to the landless.