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airfield

[air-feeld]
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noun
  1. a level area, usually equipped with hard-surfaced runways, on which airplanes take off and land.
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Origin of airfield

First recorded in 1930–35; air1 + field
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Related Words

airfieldairstriprunwayinstallationstriphangarheliportairdromefieldlandingportairportaerodrometaxiwayhelipad

Examples from the Web for airfield

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  • "You better be thinking about locating that airfield," Stan answered.

  • Jesperson greeted him at the airfield, and they rode home together.

    Starman's Quest

    Robert Silverberg

  • Would Sally like a look at the airfield, the palms, and the sea from the air?

  • He said goodby to the boy outside and got into his car for the drive back to the airfield.

    The Final Figure

    Samuel Kimball Merwin

  • This was not an airfield, just a place to stay until we got a base and planes.


British Dictionary definitions for airfield

airfield

noun
  1. a landing and taking-off area for aircraft, usually with permanent buildings
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