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[air-feeld] /ˈɛərˌfild/
a level area, usually equipped with hard-surfaced runways, on which airplanes take off and land.
Origin of airfield
1930-35; air1 + field Unabridged
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  • So squadron after squadron took off from the airfield, on courses which had certain things in common.

    Talents, Incorporated William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Jesperson greeted him at the airfield, and they rode home together.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • He asked all hands to assemble on the Enterprises airfield at six the next morning for the flight to Fearing.

  • The airfield directed him to the proper landing place, a beach and pier at the edge of the city.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
  • We flew all the way back to England Just above the tree tops but never saw a train or airfield to shoot at.

British Dictionary definitions for airfield


a landing and taking-off area for aircraft, usually with permanent buildings
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