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airfield

[air-feeld] /ˈɛərˌfild/
noun
1.
a level area, usually equipped with hard-surfaced runways, on which airplanes take off and land.
Origin of airfield
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; air1 + field
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  • "You better be thinking about locating that airfield," Stan answered.

  • Jesperson greeted him at the airfield, and they rode home together.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • Would Sally like a look at the airfield, the palms, and the sea from the air?

  • He said goodby to the boy outside and got into his car for the drive back to the airfield.

    The Final Figure Samuel Kimball Merwin
  • This was not an airfield, just a place to stay until we got a base and planes.

British Dictionary definitions for airfield

airfield

/ˈɛəˌfiːld/
noun
1.
a landing and taking-off area for aircraft, usually with permanent buildings
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