flying field

noun Aeronautics.

a small landing field with short runways and facilities for servicing airplanes on a lesser scale than an airport.

Origin of flying field

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for flying field

  • Wilbur Wright had a similar shack built on his flying-field in France, and planned to do his own cooking.

    Historic Inventions|Rupert S. Holland
  • We may watch them as they descend to their flying-field, dropping down to earth, one by one.

    High Adventure|James Norman Hall
  • All the crowd from the flying-field were running toward him, yelling.

    The Trail of the Hawk|Sinclair Lewis

British Dictionary definitions for flying field

flying field


a small airport; an airfield
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