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

  • n. An aircraft runway without airport facilities. Also called airstrip.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A runway for aircraft, especially one which is auxiliary or temporary.
  • n. A cultivated pubic hair pattern in which much of the pubic hair is removed, leaving only a central vertical line or rectangle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A runway at an airport, at which airplanes land{3}; the long smooth surface used for takeoff or landing{4}.

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

  • n. an airfield without normal airport facilities


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  • Landing came on a specially marked area on Rogers Dry Lake, a parcel that simulated the 10,000-foot landing strip at Cape Canaveral.

    First Man

  • Merle Henderson deposited her in his house trailer by the landing strip and kept her there.

    Practical Demonkeeping

  • “We’ll be beaming down to a landing strip just outside K’trin,” said Riker.


  • On the night of October 19, weeks before the Tora Bora battle, 199 Army Rangers had parachuted in total blackout conditions onto a Taliban-held desert landing strip near Kandahar, which they then secured.

    The Longest War

  • "The best VTL shuttlecraft would have a fifty‑fifty chance at best of setting down off the landing strip in one piece.

    Flinx In Flux

  • VIRGINIA TRIOLI: Well, that actually might clarify one thing, because that report said that the landing strip at Kokoda had been closed and wasn't being used; is that not the case?

    Interview: ABC2 TV, News Breakfast, 14 August 2009 - Transcript - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs


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