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.

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It was packed with bling—helipad, home theater, gym, garden, pool—but the internet connection was bad. Newley Purnell, WSJ, "Two Years Ago, India Lacked Fast, Cheap Internet—One Billionaire Changed All That," 5 Sep. 2018 Behind a guard house lolls a mix of low-slung brick residence halls, classroom buildings and restaurants, a fieldstone plaza with a fireplace, hiking trails and a helipad. Thomas Gryta And Ted Mann, WSJ, "GE Powered the American Century—Then It Burned Out," 14 Dec. 2018 The city moved to severely limit the use of commercial helipads after a fatal accident there in 1977. Katie Honan, WSJ, "In New York City, a Helipad Is a Prime Perk," 17 Nov. 2018 The ship is now equipped for a worst-case-scenario with medical treatment facilities and a helipad, in case returning astronauts need to be evacuated quickly to a hospital. Loren Grush, The Verge, "SpaceX’s helipad-equipped boat will bring astronauts safely home," 5 Nov. 2018 Floating Palace The main attraction at the Dubai Boat Show was a six-deck über-yacht that features two helipads, a reptile tank, and a $317 million price tag. Town & Country, "The 1% Daily," 5 Mar. 2014 Johnson criticized the company for making no mention of the potential impact on the city’s crumbling public transportation infrastructure, aside from a plan to build a helipad. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "New York City council members railed against Amazon in the hope of renegotiating the HQ2 deal," 12 Dec. 2018 SpaceX has buffed up its recovery ship, with a medical treatment facility and a helipad for worst-case scenarios. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "SpaceX Built a Helicopter-Ready Rescue Ship in Case Something Goes Wrong When Astronauts Return to Earth," 6 Nov. 2018 After breakfast at your hotel, your driver will take you to the helipad near Fiumicino (one-hour ride) to board your private helicopter to Conca dei Marini, a tiny village above the town of Amalfi. Maria Gabriella Landers, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Italy," 5 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of helipad

1960, in the meaning defined above

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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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