heliport

[ hel-uh-pawrt, -pohrt, hee-luh- ]
/ ˈhɛl əˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt, ˈhi lə- /

noun

a landing place for helicopters, often on the roof of a building or in some other limited area.

Nearby words

  1. heliotype,
  2. heliotypic,
  3. heliozoan,
  4. heliozoic,
  5. helipad,
  6. heliskiing,
  7. helistop,
  8. helium,
  9. helium flash,
  10. helium i

Origin of heliport

First recorded in 1940–45; heli-2 + port1

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British Dictionary definitions for heliport

heliport

/ (ˈhɛlɪˌpɔːt) /

noun

an airport for helicopters

Word Origin for heliport

C20: from heli- + port 1

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Word Origin and History for heliport

heliport

n.

1948, from helicopter + second element abstracted from airport.

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