airstrip

[ air-strip ]
/ ˈɛərˌstrɪp /

noun

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

Origin of airstrip

First recorded in 1940–45; air1 + strip2
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airstrip

/ (ˈɛəˌstrɪp) /

noun

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