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airport1

[air-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˈɛərˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt/
noun
1.
a tract of land or water with facilities for the landing, takeoff, shelter, supply, and repair of aircraft, especially one used for receiving or discharging passengers and cargo at regularly scheduled times.
Origin of airport1
1915-1920
1915-20; air1 + port1, on the model of seaport

airport2

[air-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˈɛərˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt/
noun, Nautical
1.
a porthole designed to be opened to the outside air.
Origin
1780-90; air1 + port4
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airport

/ˈɛəˌpɔːt/
noun
1.
a landing and taking-off area for civil aircraft, usually with surfaced runways and aircraft maintenance and passenger facilities
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Word Origin and History for airport
n.

1919, from air (n.1) + port (n.1). First reference is to Bader Field, outside Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S., which opened in 1910.

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