landing strip


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Recent Examples on the Web The dirt landing strip, stark and rust-colored under a bluebird sky. Jacqueline Gifford, Travel + Leisure, 27 Mar. 2022 But Doc’s conservation journey began in earnest in the early 1970s at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, searching for skunks, shrews, mice and other small mammals where the space agency had planned to pave the Space Shuttle landing strip. Jim Waymer,, 19 Mar. 2022 After 23 years headquartered at an 85-acre field in Fallbrook near the northeast corner of Interstate 15 and Highway 76, Palomar RC Flyers is shutting down its landing strip for good in July. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Feb. 2022 The runway is among the longest in Africa and at one point was designated an emergency landing strip for NASA’s space shuttle. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, 1 Feb. 2022 The base has gone from a dusty landing strip to ... something much more mysterious. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 6 July 2021 Forward Operating Base Dwyer — a sprawling complex in the south with a sizable landing strip — is closing in weeks, if not days. New York Times, 9 June 2021 They’re not built with big fancy flowers marked with infrared landing strip attractants for pollinating insects. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 5 Mar. 2021 On a purely formal level, Dillon’s call for an ambitious architecture was answered with a fair number of signature buildings by signature architects, including a landing strip of trophy buildings in the Arts District. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, 18 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of landing strip

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Landing strip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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