a small landing field having only one runway.
a temporary or auxiliary aircraft runway.
Growing up in Lukla, Pasang watched planes land at the airstrip near her village.
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But as the decades passed, airplanes replaced steamboats and folks abandoned Old Bettles to live near the airstrip.
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At Umiat (June 25, 1952), ptarmigan were using seven dusting pits on the shoulder of the airstrip.
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Shandor took a cab to the Georgetown airstrip, checked the fuel in the ‘copter.
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He saw several flocks of ducks including one containing “about a dozen ducks” at ponds along a roadway and at an airstrip.
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The engineer tapped on the microphone, and the tap, greatly amplified, reverberated across the airstrip.
The Flaming Mountain Harold Leland Goodwin
Then the firing area was passed and the jeep sped along next to the miles-long black, oiled path of the airstrip.
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a cleared area for the landing and taking off of aircraft; runway Also called landing strip
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a switch in which the interruption of the circuit occurs in air.
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- Air syringe
air syringe air syringe n. See chip syringe.