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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 for airfield

airfield, airstrip, runway, installation, strip, hangar, heliport, airdrome, field, landing, port, airport, aerodrome, taxiway, helipad

Examples from the Web for airfield

Contemporary Examples of airfield

Historical Examples of airfield

  • "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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