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 The Porsche Taycan electric car is presented during the a world premiere on Sept. 4, 2019 in a hall of the airfield in Neuhardenberg, Germany. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The sexy electric vehicle you probably haven’t heard of sets its sights on San Diego," 20 Sep. 2019 The majority of the airport’s budget, about $59.3 million, is going toward operations and maintenance of the airfield and facilities. Anthony Clark Carpio,, "Hollywood Burbank Airport officials remain conservative with next fiscal-year budget," 25 June 2019 These attacks could shorten the likely useful length of an airfield. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Air Force Releases Explanation for April's F-22 Belly Flop Accident," 19 Nov. 2018 The official Korean Central News Agency said two missiles launched from a western airfield flew across the country and over the area surrounding the capital, Pyongyang, before accurately hitting an island target off its eastern coast. Time, "Kim Says North Korea's Missile Launches Were Intended to Send a Warning," 7 Aug. 2019 Police say the ultralight plane, while turning back toward the airfield, crashed into a wooded area adjacent to the airport in Sterling, Connecticut. Jill Martin, CNN, "Former NASCAR champ Mike Stefanik dies in plane crash," 16 Sep. 2019 Shooting ranges, airfields, drone facilities, schools, a missile field and a treatment center for working dogs are among the projects that have seen their funding rescinded. Washington Post, "Projects defunded for Trump’s border wall include military buildings with ‘life safety violations’ and hazmat concerns," 6 Sep. 2019 The war begin in Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, when 1.5 million Nazi troops invaded Poland by land, the Luftwaffe bombed Polish airfields, and German warships and U-boats attacked Polish naval forces in the Baltic Sea. Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times, "Trump plans second visit to Poland although he probably won’t get a ‘Fort Trump’," 29 Aug. 2019 Former military airfields in Narsarsuaq, Kulusuk and Kangerlussuaq have become civilian airports. Laurie Kellman,, "Trump calls comments by Denmark’s prime minister ‘nasty’," 21 Aug. 2019

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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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12 Nov 2019

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“Airfield.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of airfield

: a field or airport where airplanes take off and land


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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