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[hel-uh-pad, hee-luh-] /ˈhɛl əˌpæd, ˈhi lə-/
a takeoff and landing area for helicopters, usually without commercial facilities.
Origin of helipad
1940-45; heli-2 + pad1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for helipad
  • Premium-price speakers will charge extra to attend faculty luncheons or receptions, and must have access to a helipad.
  • There is brief reference to helipad and a heated top deck.
  • Some knowledge of routine motor vehicle maintenance and helipad ground crew safety.
  • Outside, the helipad awaited the arrival of sheikhs and princes.
  • The sunset tour includes a stretch limousine ride to the private helipad.
  • The first phase will involve relocating the existing helipad to accommodate the new addition.
British Dictionary definitions for helipad


a place for helicopters to land and take off
Word Origin
C20: from heli- + pad1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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