landing field


Definition of landing field 

: a field where aircraft may land and take off

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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, "Delivering the Mail Was Once One of the Riskiest Jobs in America," 18 May 2018 The visit got off to a rough start when the delegation’s plane had to abort its landing attempt at Lajes because of high winds — a not-uncommon occurrence there — and divert to a landing field on another island 165 miles away. Jason Zengerle, New York Times, "How Devin Nunes Turned the House Intelligence Committee Inside Out," 24 Apr. 2018 It was established as a landing field in 1926 by Harris Whittemore, a state legislator from Naugatuck who helped pioneer the first New England airline, a predecessor to American Airlines, according to his 1974 obituary in The Courant. Peter Marteka,, "Hiking At Abandoned Bethany Airport," 23 Mar. 2018

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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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: a field where aircraft land and take off

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: a field where aircraft land and take off

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