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Definition of "airstrip" [air•strip]

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "airstrip" in a sentence
  • "More criticism of the way the U. S.-controlled airstrip is being administeredhere."
  • "To get near Everest, you must either walk for 10 days or fly to Lukla, a remote mountain airstrip where flights are notoriously unreliable."
  • "Howland Island: airstrip constructed in 1937 for scheduled refueling stop on the round-the-world flight of Amelia EARHART and Fred NOONAN; the aviators left Lae, New Guinea, for Howland Island but were never seen again; the airstrip is no longer serviceable"
  • "“What you experienced at the airstrip is what I experienced at Jonestown,” Carter said almost 30 years after that horrible day."
  • "The airstrip is useable by both untra-lights and airplanes, although the length of the strip would limit what you would be able to bring in (or take out)."