Definition of airfield in English:


Pronunciation /ˈerˌfēld/ /ˈɛrˌfild/

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  • An area of land set aside for the takeoff, landing, and maintenance of aircraft.

    ‘By the end of June, excluding an emergency landing strip, ten airfields had been built in the beachhead area.’
    • ‘Meanwhile the 82nd was attacking rail traffic and found two Luftwaffe airfields empty of aircraft.’
    • ‘But the pilot of the twin engine veteran aircraft went on to make a safe landing back at the airfield he had taken off from.’
    • ‘In Gippsland the aircraft fly out of airfields of Latrobe Valley, West Sale and Bairnsdale to assist during fires.’
    • ‘They could have sent up fighter aircraft from nearby airfields, denying the Nazis a clear sky from which to bomb and strafe the city.’
    • ‘What if no developed airfields exist and only military aircraft can reach the theater?’
    • ‘Pilot error has been cited as the likely cause of a crash which occurred as a plane took off from an airfield near Keighley.’
    • ‘At first the airfield was a grass landing area and work had not even started on hard runways when the base was opened.’
    • ‘Rob taxied the Concorde to an unlit area at the end of the airfield and throttled back the engines to wait.’
    • ‘He started several airfields in the Los Angeles area and operated a variety of aircraft.’
    • ‘That runway is now called number one runway, and the airfield is called Heathrow!’
    • ‘The team performed their aerial display, then broke off to deploy their parachutes and land back at the airfield.’
    • ‘Forays were also made to Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and Greece to bomb airfields and ports used by the Germans.’
    • ‘At 61, his hair is a little gray, but he still looks like he could jump out of planes and take down airfields.’
    • ‘This guy probably popped up from one of the little grass airfields in the area.’
    • ‘They can land on airfields of any category, including ground and water surfaces.’
    • ‘As our flight of ten cleared the hills west of the airfield, we caused a panic at the field.’
    • ‘It can fly off a ramp or an airfield and land on a field the size of a soccer pitch.’
    • ‘The meadow is now an oasis for wildlife surrounded by arable land and an old airfield.’
    • ‘And they had an American aircraft land on one of their airfields without permission.’