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

Definition of airfield

: an area of land from which aircraft operate: such as
a : airport
b : air base

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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 Russian air assault forces were to secure the airfield and link up with troops advancing over land, swiftly capturing Ukraine’s capital of Kyiv and decapitating the national government. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 11 May 2022 Transnistria’s interior ministry said drones were responsible for four explosions that took place late Friday near a former airfield in the village of Vărăncău. Mauro Orru, WSJ, 7 May 2022 Russian airborne forces were ultimately unable to hold the airfield. New York Times, 4 May 2022 Another missile strike reportedly hit a military airfield Monday evening. Phil Mccausland, NBC News, 3 May 2022 Raytheon Technologies last year agreed to sell the old airfield to National Development, which this month won city approval of its master plan to build on the 300 acres. Don Stacom, Hartford Courant, 21 Apr. 2022 Eviation is headquartered at a municipal airfield in Arlington, Washington. Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone, 19 Apr. 2022 Also, late Friday Russian forces hit an airfield in Oleksandriya, a city in central Ukraine, with a missile strike, the mayor of the city, Serhiy Kuzmenko, said on Facebook on Saturday. Editors, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2022 Russia finally secured the airfield, but its forces remained under constant fire, according to Ukrainian officials. Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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18 May 2022

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“Airfield.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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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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