flight line

noun

Definition of flight line

: a parking and servicing area for airplanes

Examples of flight line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The only sounds that be heard on the flight line were the quiet commands of honor guards who carried the transfer cases, the hum of the C-17 Globemaster II aircraft that transported the fallen, and the occasional sob of a grieving mourner. Aamer Madhani, chicagotribune.com, 29 Aug. 2021 After returning to the Norfolk base about one month later, on June 25, 2018, Brandon Caserta jumped into the spinning tail rotor of a helicopter on the flight line. Andrew Favakeh, The Arizona Republic, 16 July 2021 When the company first reached space with a pair of pilots in 2018, Branson was on the flight line with his son watching. Washington Post, 22 May 2021 Su-34 aircraft at the Morozovsk base east of Ukraine had been moved to the flight line, the satellite photos show, a step that indicates a higher state of readiness. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, 20 Apr. 2021 An airman in the operations office at Joint Base Andrews, located in Maryland just outside Washington, saw the man on the flight line and became suspicious, partly because of the headgear, and called security. Robert Burns, USA TODAY, 13 Mar. 2021 An airman in the operations office at Joint Base Andrews, located in Maryland just outside Washington, saw the man on the flight line and became suspicious, partly because of the headgear, and called security. CBS News, 12 Mar. 2021 An airman in the operations office at Joint Base Andrews, located in Maryland just outside Washington, saw the man on the flight line and became suspicious, partly because of the headgear, and called security. Robert Burns, USA TODAY, 13 Mar. 2021 An airman in the operations office at Joint Base Andrews, located in Maryland just outside Washington, saw the man on the flight line and became suspicious, partly because of the headgear, and called security. CBS News, 12 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of flight line

1943, in the meaning defined above

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10 Sep 2021

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“Flight line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20line. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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