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landing field

an area of land large and smooth enough for the landing and takeoff of aircraft.
Origin of landing field
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • One evening just at sunset they came soaring down upon a landing field in the open country.

    Gypsy Flight Roy J. Snell
  • Only then did he open the door and step out to the gray surface of the landing field.

    Anchorite Randall Garrett
  • You can easy enough find the landing field, even in the darkness.

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

    Space Platform Murray Leinster
  • When Joe stared out the window by the head of his cot, he saw gray-red dawn breaking over the landing field.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster
  • He lights bonfires to mark the landing field, and there you are.

    Famous Flyers David Goodger (
  • About half a mile, I suppose, though our land runs clear down to the landing field.

    The Flying Reporter Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss
  • His whole body was wet with perspiration as he reached the landing field.

    Bear Trap Alan Edward Nourse
  • The town came into his view and he circled it several times before he could locate the landing field through the falling rain.

    Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol Henry Harley Arnold
  • The landing field's force-field locked on to it, and its descent began.

    This World Is Taboo Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for landing field

landing field

an area of land on which aircraft land and from which they take off
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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