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

Definition of helipad

Examples of helipad in a Sentence

The building has a helipad on its roof.
Recent Examples on the Web There are cabins to sleep 22 crew and 14 guests, who often arrive via a de rigueur helipad. Christopher Helman, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 Somewhere up above, there are also cavernous banquet halls, a rooftop swimming pool, and a helipad. Christina Pérez, Vogue, 22 Sep. 2021 Elsewhere, there is a sizable helicopter hangar that can accommodate an Airbus A160 and also transform into a squash court when desired, plus another smaller helipad. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 23 Aug. 2021 The resort has a helipad on the property — what's more 007 than that? Kristen Shirley, Travel + Leisure, 29 Sep. 2021 Instead, everything a main deck would normally provide—dining, entertaining or lounging around a fire pit—has been shifted to the smaller upper decks (the top of which also has a helipad). Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 22 Sep. 2021 The children’s park near Lacy Lancaster’s home offers a clear view of the helipad at Ocean Springs Hospital, a few miles outside of Biloxi. NBC News, 19 Aug. 2021 The impact knocked this clock, which hung on a wall at the Pentagon helipad firehouse, to the ground, stopping its hands at 9:32 a.m. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Sep. 2021 Of course, Silver Edge is also equipped with a helipad to support comings and goings. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 25 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of helipad

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Helipad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helipad. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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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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