a level area, usually equipped with hard-surfaced runways, on which airplanes take off and land.

1930–35; air1 + field Unabridged
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airfield (ˈɛəˌfiːld)
a landing and taking-off area for aircraft, usually with permanent buildings

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Carrier decks are small and crowded by airfield standards, and constantly
They are also easy to deploy, because no airfield is needed.
Airfield markings, lighting, and drainage within the work areas will also be
The work called for in this contract requires extensive scheduling and
  coordination because of the daily airfield operations.
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