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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In the unlikely event of an astronaut medical emergency, SpaceX has outfitted its recovery ship, GO Searcher, with a medical treatment facility and a helipad in the center of the vessel. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Kazakhstan picks SpaceX, SLS cost savings, Minuteman test," 9 Nov. 2018 But at the end of summer, SpaceX gave Go Searcher a suite of upgrades — including the addition of a helipad and a radar dome — to make sure the boat can swiftly recover Dragon capsules that carry astronauts back to Earth. Loren Grush, The Verge, "SpaceX’s helipad-equipped boat will bring astronauts safely home," 5 Nov. 2018 The cover of the New York Post showed a caricatured Jeff Bezos, bags of money in hand, soaring over the city in a helicopter, a reference to a helipad clause in the deal. Colin Lecher, The Verge, "Politicians and protestors are looking for ways to stop Amazon’s New York HQ2," 14 Nov. 2018 In addition to your standard yacht amenities, like swimming pools and helipads, these boats often come equipped with submarines and missile defense systems. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "What are rich people buying now? Superyachts, apparently.," 8 Nov. 2018 Eckhaus Latta brought us to Brooklyn, Anna Sui erected a grand bazaar, Telfar took over a helipad, and Calvin Klein turned its headquarters into a fearsome beach scene right out of Jaws—and that was just New York. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Rihanna, Celine, and That Versace Deal—The 10 Biggest Stories of the Spring 2019 Season," 5 Oct. 2018 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

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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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