jet·​port ˈjet-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce jetport (audio)
: an airport designed to handle jet airplanes

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The call to the tower gave federal agents enough time to race to the jetport to meet the pilot. Charles Rabin, Sun Sentinel, 21 Oct. 2022 People who were at the jetport between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday might have been exposed, the agency said. CBS News, 22 Sep. 2020 Somewhere in the jetport controvert, Nixon took a liking to Reed and appointed him assistant secretary of the Interior. Alex Harris, miamiherald, 11 July 2018 In addition to recruiting new space hardware companies like rocket manufacturer Blue Origin, the city is trying to certify its jetport as a landing spot for Sierra Nevada's mini-space shuttle Dream Chaser. Lee Roop,, 6 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jetport was in 1956

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“Jetport.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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