heliport

noun
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 Until she was elected to Greenland’s Parliament in April, Ms. Paviasen was manager of a heliport that provided one of the few ways to get to Narsaq, a village at the mouth of a fjord on the island’s southwest coast. New York Times, 1 Oct. 2021 After a sheriff towed a houseboat to the heliport to be crushed, the boat’s owner tried to cut the connecting line — and the cops drew their guns. Annie Vainshtein, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 June 2021 Just off the former soccer stadium that serves as the command’s heliport, General Austin S. Miller, the US commander in Afghanistan, quickly walked Austin through a warren of small buildings and tall concrete blast walls to his office. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Mar. 2021 Just off the former soccer stadium that serves as the command’s heliport, Gen. Austin S. Miller, the American commander in Afghanistan, quickly walked Mr. Austin through a warren of small buildings and tall concrete blast walls to his office. New York Times, 21 Mar. 2021 Commercial airlines will use UAM vehicles to offer a premium connecting service from commercial airports to GA airports or existing heliport infrastructure. Dean Donovan, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 Even the corporate helicopters that touch down at the Thirty-fourth Street heliport burrow into my chest. Danielle Ofri, The New Yorker, 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, 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, 14 Apr. 2020

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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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14 Dec 2021

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“Heliport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heliport. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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heliport

noun

English Language Learners Definition of heliport

: a small airport that is designed for use by helicopters

heliport

noun
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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