he·​li·​port | \ ˈhe-lə-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce heliport (audio) , ˈhē- \

Definition of heliport

: a landing and takeoff place for a helicopter

Examples of heliport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even the corporate helicopters that touch down at the Thirty-fourth Street heliport burrow into my chest. Danielle Ofri, The New Yorker, "A Bellevue Doctor’s Pandemic Diary," 1 Oct. 2020 In addition to three major airports, the region is home to three military airfields: Joint Base Andrews, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling’s heliport and Fort Belvoir’s Davison Army Airfield. Lori Aratani, Washington Post, "Proposed system would gather data about helicopter noise in the D.C. region," 2 Aug. 2020 Also in the Portland area, the Hillsboro Airport will receive $157,000, the Troutdale Airport will receive $30,000 and a downtown Portland heliport owned by the city will receive $1,000. oregonlive, "Oregon airports to receive more than $140 million in federal coronavirus aid," 14 Apr. 2020 In 2011, a helicopter carrying a group of tourists flipped over just after lifting off from a heliport on the east side of Manhattan. Patrick Mcgeehan, New York Times, "Though Accidents Are Rare, Crash Highlights Perils of Flying Copters Over City," 10 June 2019 The helicopter took off from a heliport in Kearny, New Jersey, according to the NTSB. Lauren Del Valle, CNN, "An NTSB video transcript details the final minutes for 5 victims of NYC helicopter crash," 24 Sep. 2019 That fee included a 19-minute Uber X car ride from the Lower East Side 2.8 miles to the heliport, as well as a 5-minute trip to my final destination, the new TWA Hotel at JFK. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, "Uber's new helicopter service is an expensive, time-consuming adventure," 4 Oct. 2019 The Standard-Examiner reports SMHG Village Development has applied for a conditional use permit to operate a heliport at Powder Mountain. USA TODAY, "Record grapefruit, light rail win, Snake Road: News from around our 50 states," 29 Aug. 2019 New York Mayor Bill de Blasio questioned Monday the role the Federal Aviation Administration is playing in regulating heliports. Matt Mcfarland, CNN, "Uber's dream of flying cars undeterred by helicopter crashes," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of heliport

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of heliport was in 1948

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“Heliport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heliport. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of heliport

: a small airport that is designed for use by helicopters


he·​li·​port | \ ˈhe-lə-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce heliport (audio) , ˈhē- \

Kids Definition of heliport

: a place for a helicopter to land and take off

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