Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A place for helicopters to land and take off.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun an airport for helicopters.

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

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  • noun an airport for helicopters

Etymologies

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

[heli(copter) + (air)port.]

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blend of helicopter and port, by analogy to airport

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.

    McKittrick, James C.

  • 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.

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

    Guillory, Edward J.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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