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 The emerging map of the USAF’s expanding base network also reveals where the service has potential airfield gaps. David Axe, Forbes, 7 June 2021 Qantas has reportedly parked a dozen or so of its A380s in an airfield in Victorville, about two hours outside of Los Angeles. Karla Cripps, CNN, 3 June 2021 In an odd quirk of history, the airfield was purchased by the Minneapolis Park Board in 1928, ushering in a golden age of aviation. Janet Moore, Star Tribune, 28 May 2021 At its height, the sprawling military base and airfield were home to more than 26,000 U.S. and international troops. NBC News, 13 May 2021 Israel has begun diverting some incoming flights from Ben Gurion International Airport, near Tel Aviv, to the Ramon airfield in the country’s far south, the Transportation Ministry said. Samy Magdy, USA TODAY, 13 May 2021 Ace another challenging flight, reach a new height record and take an aerial excursion to a new airfield, of course. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 8 May 2021 Through this first-of-its-kind agreement for Louisville's main airport, the airport's campus — all facilities, terminal and airfield — will be used as an innovation lab for projects led by U of L faculty and students. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, 18 Mar. 2021 At the airfield’s peak in 2010 and 2011, its famous and much derided boardwalk housed snack shops, chain restaurants, a hockey rink and trinket stores. New York Times, 3 May 2021

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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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11 Jun 2021

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“Airfield.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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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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