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landing strip

noun
1.
Origin of landing strip
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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  • The plane settled down on a landing strip that had been hewn from a mountaintop.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • 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
  • The jet thundered down over the landing strip, rasped to a halt.

    Feline Red Robert Sampson
  • 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.

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

  • Every landing strip, even though it appeared to be only an emergency runway, was checked and photographed.

British Dictionary definitions for landing strip

landing strip

noun
1.
another name for airstrip
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