he·li·port | \ˈhe-lə-ˌpȯrt, ˈhē-\

Definition of heliport 

: a landing and takeoff place for a helicopter

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My phone buzzed just before 6:30 p.m. to meet the evening’s host, Priyanka Chopra, at the Wall Street heliport. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Vogue Host the Most Lavish Summer Dinner Party Ever," 13 July 2018 So Mom planned for the first portion of the send-off to be live-streamed from a heliport. Cassie Owens, Philly.com, "Not your parents' prom: Inside Philly's elaborate send-off culture," 8 June 2018 The firm also will build a retail store to promote its products and proposes to have a museum and heliport too, the village said. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Haribo gummy bear factory in Kenosha County could have up to 1,450 workers," 18 Apr. 2018 Nearby Bessbrook was home to the busiest heliport in Europe, operated by the British army. The Economist, "Twenty years after a peace deal the mood is sour in Northern Ireland," 28 Mar. 2018 Last weekend, FlyNYON was still in business, shuttling customers from its office in Kearny to the nearby heliport for rides in a helicopter that kept its doors on. Patrick Mcgeehan, New York Times, "Passenger’s Harness May Have Tripped Switch in Deadly Helicopter Crash," 26 Mar. 2018 The helicopter was owned and operated by Mr. Vance’s employer, Liberty Helicopters, which is based at a heliport in Kearny, N.J., but has a big presence at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport near Wall Street. Patrick Mcgeehan, New York Times, "Passenger’s Harness May Have Tripped Switch in Deadly Helicopter Crash," 26 Mar. 2018 With her backing, the government of the principality, wedged between France and Italy, erects a white tent each January in a public park next to the tiny Monaco heliport. Andrew Lawler, Smithsonian, "After Claims of Animal Cruelty, Can the Circus Survive?," 29 Jan. 2018 If the flying car is ever going to make sense to more than a tiny handful of customers, VTOL is a must, for cities have many more heliports than air fields. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Flying car maker Terrafugia bought by Geely," 14 Nov. 2017

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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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, ˈhē-\

Kids Definition of heliport

: a place for a helicopter to land and take off

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