American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British An airdrome.
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.
- n. An airfield:
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo
- From aero-, by analogy with hippodrome ("horse racecourse"), from Ancient Greek. (Wiktionary)
“The location proves the point somewhat, stuck out there in aerodrome country and the Salisbury Plain.”
“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.”
“Buxton is a little place in north Tasmania where the aerodrome is a grass field with no runways.”
“He knew that the aerodrome was the home of a training school of some sort.”
“They arrived at Vert Galand aerodrome, which is situated eleven miles north of Amiens on the”
“It says it is not subject to the municipality's rules because it is building an aerodrome, which is regulated by Transport Canada.”
“The aerodrome, which is on land at Winspurs Farm and run by Chris Gurney, currently has a temporary permission.”
“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).”
“Her plane arrived at Casement aerodrome, named after a man executed for treason against her grandfather.”
“For dental treatment, the men here depend almost entirely on Stalag, only emergency extractions being done by the aerodrome dentist.”
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