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heliport

[hel-uh-pawrt, -pohrt, hee-luh-]
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noun
  1. a landing place for helicopters, often on the roof of a building or in some other limited area.

Origin of heliport

First recorded in 1940–45; heli-2 + port1
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Historical Examples

  • When it landed at Region Six heliport, Alec jumped from the ramp and ran to the nearest building.

  • However efficient Stinson's operations might have been, their tentacles hadn't reached the 'copter-rental station at the heliport.


British Dictionary definitions for heliport

heliport

noun
  1. an airport for helicopters

Word Origin

C20: from heli- + port 1
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Word Origin and History for heliport

n.

1948, from helicopter + second element abstracted from airport.

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