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airdrome

[air-drohm]
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noun
  1. a landing field for airplanes that has extensive buildings, equipment, shelters, etc.; airport.
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Also especially British, aerodrome.

Origin of airdrome

First recorded in 1915–20; air1 + -drome
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Examples from the Web for airdrome

Historical Examples

  • We will always have one plane in the airdrome waiting for such service.

    Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol

    Henry Harley Arnold

  • Bill landed his plane on the airdrome and was glad to be back at the base.

    Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol

    Henry Harley Arnold

  • Bruce, you will leave with your Flight when you have straightened up the airdrome.

    Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol

    Henry Harley Arnold

  • Smith taxied across the airdrome and the plane was soon in the air.

    Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol

    Henry Harley Arnold

  • The lights here on the airdrome will be sufficient to land by.

    Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol

    Henry Harley Arnold


British Dictionary definitions for airdrome

airdrome

noun
  1. the US name for aerodrome
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