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

  • n. See landing strip.

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  • n. An aircraft landing field, usually with only one runway and basic facilities.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an airfield without normal airport facilities.

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

  • n. an airfield without normal airport facilities


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  • More criticism of the way the U. S.-controlled airstrip is being administeredhere.

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  • To get near Everest, you must either walk for 10 days or fly to Lukla, a remote mountain airstrip where flights are notoriously unreliable.

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  • Howland Island: airstrip constructed in 1937 for scheduled refueling stop on the round-the-world flight of Amelia EARHART and Fred NOONAN; the aviators left Lae, New Guinea, for Howland Island but were never seen again; the airstrip is no longer serviceable


  • “What you experienced at the airstrip is what I experienced at Jonestown,” Carter said almost 30 years after that horrible day.

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  • The airstrip is useable by both untra-lights and airplanes, although the length of the strip would limit what you would be able to bring in (or take out).

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  • Ixtlán also houses the main airstrip used to fly over the Huichol and Cora mountains

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  • COLOMBO, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's government troops have captured another airstrip from the Tamil Tiger rebels in the north on Friday, the military said.

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  • London City Airport's single airstrip, which is short compared to airports like London's Heathrow and Gatwick, that airport has been closed.

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  • Beyond the airstrip were a few Eskimo shacks and a military radar installation.

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  • The airstrip is a good few hundred feet above sea level, as is most of the largest island.

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