landing field

noun

Definition of landing field

: a field where aircraft may land and take off

Examples of landing field in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After six months on the International Space Station, the Napa native is set to chart a fiery descent through the earth’s atmosphere aboard a Russian spacecraft bound for a desolate landing field in Kazakhstan. Nora Mishanec, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Apr. 2021 The site is actually the birthplace of America’s space program, and today is home not just to a space capsule landing field, but the latest in weapons tech, too, from lasers to electromagnetic railguns. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, 25 Feb. 2021 But the location proved too windy (and perhaps elevated) for unloading human passengers who were to walk across a gangplank, even if the midtown location was more convenient than the airship landing field in Lakehurst. Starre Vartan, Popular Mechanics, 31 Mar. 2020 The site is actually the birthplace of America’s space program, and today is home not just to a space capsule landing field, but the latest in weapons tech, from lasers to electromagnetic railguns. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 24 Dec. 2019 On a sparse landing field in Liwonde, Peter Fearnhead, the CEO of African Parks, points toward where the park intersects with the Mangochi reserve, 15 miles away. Nina Strochlic, National Geographic, 30 Sep. 2019 By January of the new year, HdF teams take to the roads the race will cross in order to locate nearby landing fields and drop zones (including those on private property). Eric Tegler, Ars Technica, 11 July 2019 Renderings were revealed for a 1,600-foot, 150-story office building with a roof the size of an acre—big enough, its investors declared, to fit a landing field for a relatively young invention, the passenger airplane. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, 27 Mar. 2019 Knight chose hazard—and glory—eventually touching down in Iowa City, where workers had lit barrels of gasoline to outline the landing field. Adam Cohen, Smithsonian, 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of landing field

circa 1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of landing field was circa 1920

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“Landing field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/landing%20field. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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landing field

noun

English Language Learners Definition of landing field

: a field where aircraft land and take off : airfield

landing field

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Kids Definition of landing field

: a field where aircraft land and take off

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