airfield

noun
air·​field | \ ˈer-ˌfēld How to pronounce airfield (audio) \

Definition of airfield

: an area of land from which aircraft operate: such as

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Examples of airfield in a Sentence

the passenger jet made an emergency landing at an abandoned airfield
Recent Examples on the Web Thousands of trucks were stuck in traffic jams or parked at a disused airfield near the English Channel port of Dover for days and supermarkets warned that some goods, including fresh produce would soon run short. Time, "The U.K. Warns of a 'Bumpy' Post-Brexit Transition Despite Its Deal With the E.U.," 29 Dec. 2020 Thousands of trucks were stuck in traffic jams or parked at a disused airfield near the English Channel port of Dover for days and supermarkets warned that some goods, including fresh produce, would soon run short. Fox News, "United Kingdom warns of 'bumpy moments' despite striking post-Brexit trade deal," 29 Dec. 2020 Most of the testing is being conducted at a disused airfield at Manston Airport, 20 miles (33 kilometers) from Dover. Pan Pylas, ajc, "British army helps clear backlog of virus-stranded drivers," 25 Dec. 2020 Most of the testing is being conducted at a disused airfield at Manston Airport, 20 miles from Dover. NBC News, "British army helps clear backlog of 4,000 virus-stranded truck drivers at border," 25 Dec. 2020 The government is opening the old Manston airfield, north of Dover, as a truck park, and implemented Operation Stack to use a key highway to queue trucks heading to France. Alex Morales, Bloomberg.com, "France Halts U.K. Freight Over Virus Alarm, Rocking Supplies," 20 Dec. 2020 Bolado’s plane got shot up on occasion but always returned to the airfield, where the men slept in tents and showered in the open. Sig Christenson, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio veteran saw WWII from a bomber’s gun turret — and at 101, still drives," 11 Nov. 2020 My drive takes place on the former RAF Bicester, a World War II airfield, which has become a hotbed for historic race-car and classic-car restoration and which is where the Little Car Company is based. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "Bugatti Baby II Plays with the Past," 1 Sep. 2020 Bennett realized that recovery at a friendly airfield was impossible. Drew Broach | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "On Veterans Day, meet all 26 of Louisiana's Medal of Honor recipients," 10 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of airfield

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of airfield was in 1919

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6 Jan 2021

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“Airfield.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airfield. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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airfield

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How to pronounce airfield (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of airfield

: a field or airport where airplanes take off and land

airfield

noun
air·​field | \ ˈer-ˌfēld How to pronounce airfield (audio) \

Kids Definition of airfield

: a field or airport where airplanes take off and land

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