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[hel-uh-pawrt, -pohrt, hee-luh-] /ˈhɛl əˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt, ˈhi lə-/

a landing place for helicopters, often on the roof of a building or in some other limited area.
an airport for helicopters

1948, from helicopter + second element abstracted from airport.


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