he·li·pad | \ˈhe-lə-ˌpad, ˈhē-\

Definition of helipad 

Examples of helipad in a Sentence

The building has a helipad on its roof.

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Cameron was taken by ambulance to a helipad and transported to University Medical Center in New Orleans. Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com, "Dad, 4-year-old daughter killed in LaPlace double shooting identified," 30 May 2018 Upon arrival at Ayers Rock Airport board your private helicopter for 30 minute scenic flight over Ayers Rock and the Olgas before landing at a private helipad at Longitude 131. Stuart Rigg, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Australia," 5 Oct. 2016 Helicopters can take six people on a ride from the Bridgeport helipad along Lake Michigan, where the pilot will discuss Chicago history while giving you a great look at Millennium Park, Wrigley Field, the Lincoln Park Zoo and other landmarks. Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago bachelor and bachelorette party ideas you can book at the last minute," 27 June 2018 Touting a rooftop helipad and bedrooms that can be sealed off from the rest of the home, the Hollywood Hills mansion is fit for a supervillain. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "Modern-day supervillain fortress in Hollywood Hills finds its next Lex Luthor," 29 May 2018 The house has four bedrooms, five baths and 9,973 square feet ($1,003 a square foot) plus there's a helipad and secluded beach. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "The most expensive homes in each of Oregon's counties (photos)," 12 June 2018 Naturally, there's also a helipad, because of course. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "Step Aboard A Superyacht That Comes With Its Own Waterfall," 6 Apr. 2016 Interesting Man-type wearing these while stepping off a private chopper onto the helipad of his 200-foot yacht in St. Tropez. Yang-yi Goh, GQ, "The Best Swim Trunks Will Double As Your Favorite Shorts All Summer Long," 1 June 2018 Plus, there's convenient access to a helipad right next door, where Monacair can shuttle you to Nice airport for a speedy getaway on a seven-minute flight for just $4,647 one-way on their chopper. Massimo Marioni, CNN, "Monaco Grand Prix weekend: How the rich and famous spend it," 30 May 2018

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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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