Definitions

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

  • n. An airport.
  • n. A military air base.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A location where aircraft are operated. Usually with a runway and maintenance facilities.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

Alteration of aerodrome. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • However, within a few days we took over the Bofors from the army on Maleme airdrome.

    Thomas Hawksworth

  • As for this particular airdrome, this is a joint civil and military aerodrome.

    Russian Aviation Agency Official, Interview Excerpts

  • She guided the airplane in a wide, screaming circle over the airdrome, just to get a feel for the craft.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • The German Air Force had built a big airdrome outside of Mannheim where a fighter wing had been based, back in the days when the Third Reich had an effective air defense system.

    The Green-Eyed Shwemyethna

  • Its airdrome could handle a thousand planes, and its well-protected harbor could easily shelter the entire Japanese navy.

    Into the Rising Sun

  • “I saw a large airdrome with a six-thousand-foot runway and a lone jet approaching the field from the south at 500 feet,” Chuck Yeager described his only victory over a Me 262.

    Masters of the Air

  • Out of the mists of dawn a 36-ship formation of Messerschmitt-109 fighters, with a large bomb slung beneath each glistening green and gray belly, swept low over the farm as they assembled from a near-by airdrome, staggering slowly under the great load.

    Masters of the Air

  • The main hangar, in the center of the airdrome, contained barrels of gasoline.

    Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs

  • The first time, disguised as a shepherd, I approached the northwest part of the airdrome with a flock; the second, I hid in the garden of a house very close to the east side of the airdrome; the third time, I approached by sea in a canoe, pretending to fish.

    Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs

  • From this personal observation, I made certain of the following: in the northwest section of the airdrome, there was an abandoned glider.

    Operatives, Spies, and Saboteurs

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