Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British An airdrome.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An airfield:

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A shed for housing an airship or aëroplane.
  • n. A ground or field, esp. one equipped with housing and other facilities, used for flying purposes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A flying-machine supported by aëroplanes and having a motor and a rudder for navigating the air; specifically, a machine of this kind invented and named by S. P. Langley.
  • n. A course for testing or practising with aëroplanes or other flying-machines.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo

Etymologies

From aero-, by analogy with hippodrome ("horse racecourse"), from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The location proves the point somewhat, stuck out there in aerodrome country and the Salisbury Plain.

    Landmark Firs

  • The aerodrome was a grass field of about five hundred acres that had been laid out for training in the last war and not much used since; it was grazed by sheep and the farmer had the one small hangar full of haymaking machinery and stuff of that sort.

    The Rainbow and the Rose

  • Buxton is a little place in north Tasmania where the aerodrome is a grass field with no runways.

    The Rainbow and the Rose

  • He knew that the aerodrome was the home of a training school of some sort.

    What Happened to the Corbetts

  • They arrived at Vert Galand aerodrome, which is situated eleven miles north of Amiens on the

    The War in the Air; Vol. 1 The Part played in the Great War by the Royal Air Force

  • It says it is not subject to the municipality's rules because it is building an aerodrome, which is regulated by Transport Canada.

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  • The aerodrome, which is on land at Winspurs Farm and run by Chris Gurney, currently has a temporary permission.

    EDP24 News

  • Directly north of the aerodrome is a sports field but north of that is a large scale quarry and associated concrete products manufacturing. (and a prison).

    RealClimate

  • Her plane arrived at Casement aerodrome, named after a man executed for treason against her grandfather.

    Irish state visit: The Queen in green

  • For dental treatment, the men here depend almost entirely on Stalag, only emergency extractions being done by the aerodrome dentist.

    Work Camp 415 GW

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