a small landing field having only one runway.
a temporary or auxiliary aircraft runway.
Contemporary Examples

Growing up in Lukla, Pasang watched planes land at the airstrip near her village.
Breaking Mount Everest’s Glass Ceiling Amanda Padoan, Peter Zuckerman March 29, 2014

But as the decades passed, airplanes replaced steamboats and folks abandoned Old Bettles to live near the airstrip.
Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed Terry Greene Sterling March 31, 2014

Historical Examples

At Umiat (June 25, 1952), ptarmigan were using seven dusting pits on the shoulder of the airstrip.
Birds Found on the Arctic Slope of Northern Alaska James W. Bee

Shandor took a cab to the Georgetown airstrip, checked the fuel in the ‘copter.
Bear Trap Alan Edward Nourse

He saw several flocks of ducks including one containing “about a dozen ducks” at ponds along a roadway and at an airstrip.
The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3 Rollin H. Baker

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.
The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin

a cleared area for the landing and taking off of aircraft; runway Also called landing strip


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