landing strip


Examples of landing strip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Pablo Escobar sought a new shipping route to smuggle cocaine into the US, the fields the Mennonites had created were perfect landing strips for planes that needed to refuel or unload drugs. Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Longreads, 13 Feb. 2024 Inside this facility near the old space shuttle landing strip, engineers will mount Kuiper satellites onto huge orbital deployer mechanisms standing several stories tall, then encapsulate the structure inside the nose cones of their rockets. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 21 July 2023 My heart skipped several beats as our plane navigated the cloud-haloed, sharp peaks of the Himalayas before easing itself onto the landing strip in Paro. Juliet Kinsman, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Feb. 2024 Located less than an hour’s drive west of Kerrville, the ranch features two wells, a one-acre pond and an old landing strip. Melissa Manno, San Antonio Express-News, 17 Dec. 2023 The aircraft — a P-8A Poseidon used for surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence gathering — ended a flight in bad weather by missing the landing strip at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Nov. 20 and instead splashing into Kaneohe Bay along the northeastern coast of the island of Oahu. Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 4 Dec. 2023 Its most recent flight ended a year ago this week with a return to NASA's old space shuttle landing strip in Florida, wrapping up nearly 30 months in orbit, the longest X-37B flight to date. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 8 Nov. 2023 However, five of the sites – the sixth is a landing strip – do not have civilian features and are nearly identical in how they are constructed and arranged. Paul P. Murphy, CNN, 12 Oct. 2023 During World War II, the Royal Air Force operated a grass landing strip at Goodwood, which sits in West Sussex near England’s south coast. Bob Sorokanich, Robb Report, 17 Sep. 2023

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First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of landing strip was in 1930

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“Landing strip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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