aerodrome

noun

aero·​drome ˈer-ə-ˌdrōm How to pronounce aerodrome (audio)
chiefly British

Examples of aerodrome in a Sentence

landed at the aerodrome in Surrey, south of London
Recent Examples on the Web And a huge concrete area that looked like an aerodrome was awaiting rebuilding as a new suburb. Charlie Hobbs, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 May 2024 But William died six weeks later, when his racing aircraft crashed at an aerodrome near Wolverhampton. Chas Newkey-Burden, The Week Uk, theweek, 28 Mar. 2024 For a unique view of the area, go to the local aerodrome and take a flight on a vintage plane. Fiona Kerr, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Sep. 2021 The fatal incident occurred around 12:45 p.m. at the aerodrome in Saint-Esprit, Quebec, which is located approximately 37 miles north of Montreal, a spokesperson for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) confirms to PEOPLE. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 7 July 2021 The company envisions rooftop aerodromes servicing a fleet of fixed-wing air taxis, carrying four passengers plus a pilot. Dan Neil, WSJ, 12 Sep. 2018 The military report cited by NTV says that on Sept. 16 a lieutenant colonel and a senior lieutenant carried out a sortie at 2:47 p.m. from an aerodrome to practice live fire combat exercises. David Filipov, Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

aero- + -drome

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aerodrome was in 1902

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Cite this Entry

“Aerodrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerodrome. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

aerodrome

noun
aero·​drome ˈar-ə-ˌdrōm How to pronounce aerodrome (audio)
ˈer-
British

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