airstrip

noun air·strip \ -ˌstrip \
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

Definition of airstrip

: a runway without normal air base or airport facilities

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First Known Use of airstrip

1911

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AIRSTRIP Defined for English Language Learners

airstrip

Definition of airstrip for English Language Learners

  • : an area of land that is used as a runway for airplanes to take off and land


AIRSTRIP Defined for Kids

airstrip

noun air·strip \ ˈer-ˌstrip \

Definition of airstrip for Students

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


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