he·​li·​port ˈhe-lə-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce heliport (audio)
: a landing and takeoff place for a helicopter

Examples of heliport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first phase, from 2025 through 2028, will most likely find the electric aircraft flying from existing airports and heliports, which will be fitted with charging stations. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 20 July 2023 The new hospital may also incorporate biomedical facilities, laboratories, a heliport, offices, retail outlets for staff and other uses, Intermountain said in its letter, which would already be permitted in D-1. Tony Semerad, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 Nov. 2022 According to the Government Accountability Office, the region has three major airports, 11 regional airports and 55 heliports, not including those operated by the military. Lori Aratani, Washington Post, 25 Apr. 2023 As of Friday, the FAA is reviewing up to 270 messages and public comments regarding the heliport's closure. John Tufts, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Apr. 2023 Opposed to shuttering the heliport is former U.S. vice president Mike Pence. John Tufts, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Apr. 2023 Even though the waterway is quieter now, and much of Hudson River Park is lavishly landscaped and geared to leisure, the waterfront below 59th Street is still obstructed by a sanitation shed, a cruise-ship terminal, a heliport, and other noisy encumbrances. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 11 Dec. 2021 For instance, someone could conceivably use their yard as a heliport, carnival or solid waste disposal without a permit as long as money wasn't exchanged. Stacy Ryburn, Arkansas Online, 2 Mar. 2023 At the bow is a heliport, which is capable of supporting an AH145 helicopter. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 3 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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 3 Oct. 2023.

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he·​li·​port ˈhel-ə-ˌpō(ə)rt How to pronounce heliport (audio)
: a landing and takeoff place for a helicopter

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