airstrip

[air-strip]

noun

a small landing field having only one runway.
a temporary or auxiliary aircraft runway.

Nearby words

  1. airside,
  2. airspace,
  3. airspeed,
  4. airspeed indicator,
  5. airstream,
  6. airt,
  7. airtight,
  8. airtightly,
  9. airtime,
  10. airtsy-mairtsy

Origin of airstrip

First recorded in 1940–45; air1 + strip2

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British Dictionary definitions for airstrip

airstrip

noun

a cleared area for the landing and taking off of aircraft; runwayAlso called: landing strip
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