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flight strip

noun
1.
Aeronautics.
  1. a strip of cleared land used as an emergency runway for aircraft.
  2. runway.
2.
a series of continuous aerial reconnaissance photographs.
Origin of flight strip
1935-1940
1935-40
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  • There was nothing but the green slope of the hill and the smooth runways leading to the flight strip.

  • Tony and Arno helped them wheel the Nardis out on the flight strip.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • Stan was well up now where he could look down on the flight strip below.

  • Glancing at his flight orders, O'Malley moved leisurely out to the flight strip designated.

    A Yankee Flier in Italy Rutherford G. Montgomery
British Dictionary definitions for flight strip

flight strip

noun
1.
a strip of cleared land used as an emergency runway for aircraft
2.
another name for runway (sense 1)
3.
a strip of continuous aerial photographs
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