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

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The owner of the heliport parcel was one of his poker buddies. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "Newport’s Palisades Tennis Club to keep going after members appeal to landlord," 21 Aug. 2019 Now, prosecutors want to fine him $500 for violating a city code that prevents people from taking off or landing aircraft outside of an airport or heliport. Lisa J. Huriash, sun-sentinel.com, "Helicopter pilot drops in on birthday party and stirs up more than he bargained for," 17 Aug. 2019 The most recent was just last month, when a copter crash landed in the Hudson River near a busy Manhattan heliport. Jim Mustian, Twin Cities, "Helicopter crashes on roof of NYC skyscraper; pilot killed," 10 June 2019 Last month, a helicopter crash landed in the Hudson River near a busy Manhattan heliport. Jim Mustian, BostonGlobe.com, "One person killed in helicopter crash landing in Manhattan," 10 June 2019 The most recent was just last month, when a chopper crash landed in the Hudson River near a busy Manhattan heliport. Jim Mustian, Anchorage Daily News, "Helicopter crashes on roof of NYC skyscraper; pilot killed," 10 June 2019 Just a few years ago, more than 60,000 flights a year took off from the city’s public heliports, which are at East 34th Street, West 30th Street and near Wall Street. Patrick Mcgeehan, New York Times, "Though Accidents Are Rare, Crash Highlights Perils of Flying Copters Over City," 10 June 2019 The estate has a 5,000-foot airstrip and a private heliport. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Buyer snaps up huge Northeast Texas lodge on 14,500 acres listed at $84 million," 5 July 2019 In May, a helicopter carrying only a pilot lost altitude and crashed into the Hudson River near its heliport. Katie Reilly, Time, "Helicopter Crash on New York High-Rise Sparks Calls for Tougher Restrictions," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of heliport

1948, in the meaning defined above

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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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