air·​strip | \ ˈer-ˌstrip How to pronounce airstrip (audio) \

Definition of airstrip

: a runway without normal air base or airport facilities

Examples of airstrip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As so often in this year’s race, the two were in a class of their own and were left dueling in the brutal final kilometer up to Peyragudes airstrip. San Francisco Chronicle, 20 July 2022 But two days after the signing, publicly available flight records showed that an Ethiopian Airlines charter flight took off from Tekirdağ, an hour’s drive west of Istanbul, at an airstrip known for testing and exporting the Turkish drones. Umar Farooq, ProPublica, 12 July 2022 Last year Kiribati said China planned to upgrade the airstrip to better connect the islands and improve tourism -- a key part of its KV20 blueprint -- according to Reuters. Hilary Whiteman, CNN, 12 July 2022 At each camp, guests are transferred by road to the nearest airstrip to fly to a selection of airports in Tanzania, including Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro International Airport. Shelby Knick, Forbes, 19 May 2022 Sotheby’s has another three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom North Carolina manse on offer for $4.99 million that’s built into the side of a mountain and comes with access to the highest private airstrip east of the Mississippi. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 May 2022 Want to arrange a sushi chef to fly in to a backcountry airstrip for a night with a cooler of fresh sashimi? Christopher Solomon, Travel + Leisure, 20 Mar. 2022 The pilot had apparently been heading from Reid-Hillview Airport to the Panamint Springs Resort airstrip in Death Valley. Erin Berger, Outside Online, 17 Sep. 2014 The pipe ran under an important military airstrip in the Philippines. Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2014 See More

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First Known Use of airstrip

1911, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jul 2022

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“Airstrip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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air·​strip | \ ˈer-ˌstrip How to pronounce airstrip (audio) \

Kids Definition of airstrip

: a runway without places (as hangars) for the repair of aircraft or shelter of passengers or cargo

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