Definitions

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

  • n. A place for helicopters to land and take off. Also called helipad, helistop.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a facility, such as a small airport, designed to let helicopters take off and land

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an airport for helicopters.

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

  • n. an airport for helicopters

Etymologies

heli(copter) + (air)port.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
blend of helicopter and port, by analogy to airport (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Next to the heliport was a large, unheated freshwater swimming pool, and next to it a practice skeet range.

    Going Home to Glory

  • I immediately called our heliport, about five miles away at Ky Ha, where the operations clerk did a ramp check for the aircraft.

    Lemmons, William E.

  • Hayes described the installation's many ranges, training sites and very busy airfield - the heliport is the second largest in the nation, behind Fort Rucker's flight school - and made a pitch to entice the divisions to use the Gap training center.

    Blackanthem Military News

  • The heliport is a great spot to sit and watch for birds passing by, which is what Juan Diaz and I did this afternoon, until we were interrupted by the arrival of the kingfisher.

    NYT > Home Page

  • It was first described as a "heliport," conveying the image of something like a helipad-perhaps the area of a soccer field-but has since grown steadily.

    Little Election, Big Stakes

  • Our guys were tagged and bagged so that reports could be written and filed, our final goodbyes were said at the heliport.

    Habiiti Dawo Ga'an, Habi'do'atiil

  • It looked like it was trying to land at the heliport and missed the landing.

    Woman killed as helicopter plunges into New York's East river

  • An active Level I Pediatric Regional Trauma Center with heliport has been in place since 1986 and accounts for more than 1,200 admissions to the hospital each year.

    Fellowship Program Description

  • South Capitol Street heliport could soon open to commercial traffic Aviation International News

    DeMorning DeBonis: March 7, 2011

  • Nakima would be in a better position to accept a revised plan if elected if such conditions were added as downgrading [the Nago facility] to a heliport or specifying that U.S.

    Okinawa Vote Complicates U.S.-Japan Ties

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