airport

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[ air-pawrt, -pohrt ]
/ ˈɛərˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt /

noun

a tract of land or water with facilities for the landing, takeoff, shelter, supply, and repair of aircraft, especially one used for receiving or discharging passengers and cargo at regularly scheduled times.

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Origin of airport

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1915–20; air1 + port1, on the model of seaport

Definition for airport (2 of 2)

airport2
[ air-pawrt, -pohrt ]
/ ˈɛərˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt /

noun Nautical.

a porthole designed to be opened to the outside air.

Origin of airport

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First recorded in 1780–90; air1 + port4
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British Dictionary definitions for airport

airport
/ (ˈɛəˌpɔːt) /

noun

a landing and taking-off area for civil aircraft, usually with surfaced runways and aircraft maintenance and passenger facilities
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