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landing strip

Origin of landing strip
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Every landing strip, even though it appeared to be only an emergency runway, was checked and photographed.

  • The plane settled down on a landing strip that had been hewn from a mountaintop.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • On the east coast of England at the point closest to Europe there was a landing strip on top of the white cliffs.

  • Off to our right was the only shade, back of the landing strip, a great gray hangar glutted with shiny-nosed, finny monsters.

    Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred
  • Otherwise the ship on the landing strip would destroy shack and Pop and the colony together.

    Scrimshaw William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • His landing strip ran along the seaward edge of the island, from the lab building to the front of the house.

  • The jet thundered down over the landing strip, rasped to a halt.

    Feline Red Robert Sampson
British Dictionary definitions for landing strip

landing strip

another name for airstrip
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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