noun Chiefly British.

Origin of aerodrome

First recorded in 1905–10; aero- + -drome Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for aerodrome

Historical Examples of aerodrome

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

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

    High Adventure

    James Norman Hall

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

    High Adventure

    James Norman Hall

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

    High Adventure

    James Norman Hall

  • Not far from the aerodrome lay a main road, with tramway-lines along it.

    Learning to Fly

    Claude Grahame-White

British Dictionary definitions for aerodrome


US airdrome (ˈɛəˌdrəʊm)


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

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

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