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[air-uh-drohm] /ˈɛər əˌdroʊm/
noun, Chiefly British
Origin of aerodrome
1905-10; aero- + -drome Unabridged
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  • Having determined this distance, the weight on AB was removed and the aerodrome was allowed to regain its former position.

    Langley Memoir on Mechanical Flight, Parts I and II S. P. (Samuel Pierpont) Langley and Charles M. (Charles Matthews) Manly
  • Immediately after the attack has been made, these formations will return to the aerodrome.

    High Adventure James Norman Hall
  • There were alarms at Compigne of Uhlans seen in the vicinity of the aerodrome, and a guard was provided from the Camerons.

    The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.
  • The patrol will then proceed to the aerodrome by the shortest route.

    High Adventure James Norman Hall
  • One day five machines were to fly from one aerodrome in France to another one about fifty miles away.

    'Green Balls' Paul Bewsher
  • The best position for an aerodrome is in a valley, not abrupt but gently sloping.

    Learning to Fly Claude Grahame-White
  • There arrived one day at the aerodrome a large packing-case addressed "Sergeant Tam."

    Tam O' The Scoots Edgar Wallace
  • It is very necessary for the pupil to spend as much time as he can on the aerodrome.

    Learning to Fly Claude Grahame-White
  • In a few seconds they were lost to sight as they taxied across the aerodrome.

  • Not far from the aerodrome lay a main road, with tramway-lines along it.

    Learning to Fly Claude Grahame-White
British Dictionary definitions for aerodrome


a landing area, esp for private aircraft, that is usually smaller than an airport
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Word Origin and History for aerodrome

1902, from aero- on analogy of hippodrome. Earlier (1891) a name for a flying machine.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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