he·​li·​pad | \ ˈhe-lə-ˌpad How to pronounce helipad (audio) , ˈhē- \

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Examples of helipad in a Sentence

The building has a helipad on its roof.
Recent Examples on the Web As a complement to its already existing helipad, Matetsi Victoria Falls recently unveiled a new private airstrip, along with a new way for guests to enjoy their vacation from takeoff to touchdown. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, "Forget Quarantine Pods — Try a 'Safari Bubble' at This Luxury Lodge in Zimbabwe Instead," 11 Oct. 2020 Michael Boeselager watched the first helicopter set down atop a new helipad Tuesday morning at St. Luke’s hospital. Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune, "New $37.5 million emergency department opens at St. Luke's in Duluth," 25 Aug. 2020 The Albula carries 14 crew members, eight cabins and a helipad, according to a yacht charter website. David Voreacos, Bloomberg.com, "Tech Mogul’s Secrecy Crumbles in IRS Chase of ‘Record’ Trove," 2 Oct. 2020 The helipad was quiet at El Centro Regional on Sept. 1. Melanie Evans, WSJ, "Why Hospitals Can’t Handle Covid Surges: They’re Flying Blind," 30 Sep. 2020 But during the hospital's renovation, which began in 2017 and has been projected to end in 2021, take-offs and landings of the helicopter were moved to a helipad closer to Tchoupitoulas Street between Henry Clay and Calhoun Street. Emily Woodruff, NOLA.com, "How a legal fight is brewing between Children's Hospital and unhappy neighbors over a new helipad," 16 Sep. 2020 The new multitower building will be roughly 10 floors and will feature a rooftop helipad. Amelia Pak-harvey, The Indianapolis Star, "IU Health moves forward with $1.6 billion plan to expand Indianapolis medical campus," 5 Aug. 2020 Jay Gudajtes, a farmer from Minto, N.D., owns the home next to where Schieffer hopes to put his helipad. John Reinan, Star Tribune, "East Gull Lake is abuzz over proposal to allow helicopter pads on lakeshore," 2 Aug. 2020 For starters, this concrete bunker would look like a flying saucer from outside and feature a rooftop helipad. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "This Architecture Studio Designed an Insane Underground Pandemic Bunker," 13 July 2020

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First Known Use of helipad

1960, in the meaning defined above

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25 Oct 2020

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“Helipad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helipad. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of helipad

: a special area where a helicopter can take off and land

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