from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a floating platform attached at one end to a wharf in such a manner as to rise and fall with the tide, and thus facilitate passage between the wharf and a vessel lying beside the stage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stage or platform in connection with a railroad or a ferry (frequently so constructed as to rise and fall with the tide), for the convenience of landing or shipping passengers and goods transported by water.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. platform from which passengers and cargo can be (un)loaded
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At 0930 on Sunday, February 18, 1884, the steamer Tawfikieh, having survived Mahdist ambush at the Sixth Cataract, docked at the landing stage of the governor-general’s palace at Khartoum.
Slowly the royal barge made its way up the Seine and its wide green valley, past Rouen, past Les Andelys, past Vernon, past Meulan, and then finally to the landing stage for St. - Germain-en-Laye.
As they were distracted, she drifted through the closed gate like a wraith, went cautiously down the long flight of stairs that wound through the rocks, and came finally onto the landing stage along the Darkling River.
Chuikov had been forced to move his headquarters out of the Tsaritsyn bunker to Matveyev-Kurgan, and with the central landing stage area neutralised, the garrison was now dependent on the factory ferries at the northern end of the town.
We floated them out into the river off a landing stage outside Walton Rowing Club.