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airstrip

[air-strip]
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noun
  1. a small landing field having only one runway.
  2. a temporary or auxiliary aircraft runway.
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Origin of airstrip

First recorded in 1940–45; air1 + strip2
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Related Words

airfield, airstrip, ramp, platform, path, road, tarmac, runway, installation, strip, groove, channel, passageway, hangar, heliport, airdrome, field, landing, port, airport

Examples from the Web for airstrip

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Historical Examples

  • Shandor took a cab to the Georgetown airstrip, checked the fuel in the 'copter.

    Bear Trap

    Alan Edward Nourse

  • He saw several flocks of ducks including one containing "about a dozen ducks" at ponds along a roadway and at an airstrip.

  • At Umiat (June 25, 1952), ptarmigan were using seven dusting pits on the shoulder of the airstrip.

  • The engineer tapped on the microphone, and the tap, greatly amplified, reverberated across the airstrip.

    The Flaming Mountain

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • Then the firing area was passed and the jeep sped along next to the miles-long black, oiled path of the airstrip.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery

    Harold Leland Goodwin


British Dictionary definitions for airstrip

airstrip

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