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Definition of "landing strip" []

  • An aircraft runway without airport facilities. Also called airstrip. (noun)

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 "landing strip" in a sentence
  • "Landing came on a specially marked area on Rogers Dry Lake, a parcel that simulated the 10,000-foot landing strip at Cape Canaveral."
  • "On the night of October 19, weeks before the Tora Bora battle, 199 Army Rangers had parachuted in total blackout conditions onto a Taliban-held desert landing strip near Kandahar, which they then secured."
  • "Merle Henderson deposited her in his house trailer by the landing strip and kept her there."