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aerodrome

[air-uh-drohm]
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noun Chiefly British.
  1. airdrome.
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Origin of aerodrome

First recorded in 1905–10; aero- + -drome
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Related Words for aerodrome

airfield, airstrip, airport, runway, strip, aerodrome, taxiway

Examples from the Web for aerodrome

Historical Examples of aerodrome

  • The first time I saw him was at the aerodrome at Estre Blanche.

    An Onlooker in France 1917-1919

    William Orpen

  • Immediately after the attack has been made, these formations will return to the aerodrome.

    High Adventure

    James Norman Hall

  • The patrol will then proceed to the aerodrome by the shortest route.

    High Adventure

    James Norman Hall

  • Climbing out of my machine at the aerodrome, I looked at my watch.

    High Adventure

    James Norman Hall

  • The best position for an aerodrome is in a valley, not abrupt but gently sloping.

    Learning to Fly

    Claude Grahame-White


British Dictionary definitions for aerodrome

aerodrome

US airdrome (ˈɛəˌdrəʊm)

noun
  1. a landing area, esp for private aircraft, that is usually smaller than an airport
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Word Origin and History for aerodrome

n.

1902, from aero- on analogy of hippodrome. Earlier (1891) a name for a flying machine.

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