- (nautical) a type of flat-bottomed boat used to transport infantry and vehicles onto a shore during an assault from the sea
- A person who lives and works on the land
- Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman
noun (lands, men)
- The opposite of a seaman. A person who does not go to sea, who lacks the skills of a sailor or who is uncomfortable on ships or boats.
- A fellow Jew who comes from the same district or town, especially in Eastern Europe
- Someone of a similar heritage or belief system
- The act of launching.
- The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built.
- (context, nautical) The boat of the largest size belonging to a ship of war; also, an open boat of any size driven by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like. (Compare Spanish lancha.)
- a clumsy or lazy person
- (nautical) an inexperienced sailor; a landlubber