helipad

noun

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

Example Sentences

The building has a helipad on its roof.
Recent Examples on the Web Borgata has also planned yet-to-be announced new investments tied to its upcoming 20th anniversary and Ocean will spend $15 million on renovations to seven more hotel floors, in addition to adding a private helipad. Wayne Parry, ajc, 30 Dec. 2022 Lizzo has completely unloaded on a TikToker over a video calling her out for allegedly living in a 4,300 square-foot home in Palm Springs with a helipad. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 22 Dec. 2022 The red rock walls of Havasu Canyon reverberated with the rapid thump of helicopter blades as a Bell LongRanger set down on the grassy helipad in the flattest spot in the town. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, 27 Nov. 2022 At the very top is a helipad that gives the owner direct (and discreet) access. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 27 Oct. 2022 On the ship’s helipad, Bishop gave us a safety briefing. David W. Brown, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2022 Crystal chandeliers, a glittering indoor pool, an extensive spa, and a helipad that’s heated in winter, this is a five-star stay at its most decadent. Breanna Wilson, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2022 The luxury Manhattan residential building has revealed exclusively to Robb Report its new partnership with Blade aviation to provide private transfers to and from all New York airports via the building’s helipad. Dana Givens, Robb Report, 1 Sep. 2022 Just one rotary phone, located off the helipad in the center of town, provided a lifeline for the town’s residents. Debra Utacia Krol, The Arizona Republic, 27 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of helipad was in 1960

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“Helipad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helipad. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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