airstrip


airstrip
air|strip [ `er,strıp ] noun count
a long narrow piece of land that can be used by airplanes for landing and leaving the ground to fly

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • airstrip — air strip n. 1. 1 an airfield without normal airport facilities. Syn: flight strip, landing strip, strip [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • airstrip — ► NOUN ▪ a strip of ground for the take off and landing of aircraft …   English terms dictionary

  • airstrip — [er′strip΄] n. a hard surfaced area, as at an airhead, adapted for use as a temporary airplane runway …   English World dictionary

  • airstrip — [[t]e͟ə(r)strɪp[/t]] airstrips N COUNT An airstrip is a stretch of land which has been cleared so that aircraft can take off and land. We landed on a grass airstrip, fifteen minutes after leaving Mahe …   English dictionary

  • airstrip — UK [ˈeə(r)ˌstrɪp] / US [ˈerˌstrɪp] noun [countable] Word forms airstrip : singular airstrip plural airstrips a long narrow piece of land that can be used by planes for landing and leaving the ground …   English dictionary

  • airstrip — noun An aircraft landing field, usually with only one runway and basic facilities. The outfitter deposited us at a small airstrip out in the bush, promising to pick us up again in a weeks time …   Wiktionary

  • airstrip — /ˈɛəstrɪp / (say airstrip) noun a runway, especially a single runway forming a landing ground in a remote place …   Australian English dictionary

  • airstrip — noun Date: 1942 a runway without normal air base or airport facilities …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • airstrip — /air strip /, n. 1. a small landing field having only one runway. 2. a temporary or auxiliary aircraft runway. [1940 45; AIR1 + STRIP2] * * * …   Universalium

  • airstrip — air|strip [ˈeəˌstrıp US ˈer ] n a long narrow piece of land that planes can fly from or land on …   Dictionary of contemporary English