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landing field

noun
1.
an area of land large and smooth enough for the landing and takeoff of aircraft.
Origin of landing field
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25
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Examples from the Web for landing field
Historical Examples
  • So that was the reason they had brought him to the landing field.

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton
  • Only then did he open the door and step out to the gray surface of the landing field.

    Anchorite

    Randall Garrett
  • All he had ever had to do was drop it the last few hundred feet to a landing field.

    Anchorite

    Randall Garrett
  • And one froze in its landing glide and flew smack-dab into its landing field.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster
  • In a few hours they would be dropping down to the landing field at the factory.

    White Fire Roy J. Snell
  • This would be the signal inquiring if the landing field were clear.

  • That badge would have got him immediate attention on any landing field.

    Brood of the Dark Moon Charles Willard Diffin
  • The ground plan, exactly where the buildings are, the hoists, the landing field.

    The Legion of Lazarus Edmond Hamilton
  • He lights bonfires to mark the landing field, and there you are.

    Famous Flyers David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • His whole body was wet with perspiration as he reached the landing field.

    Bear Trap Alan Edward Nourse
British Dictionary definitions for landing field

landing field

noun
1.
an area of land on which aircraft land and from which they take off
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