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[hel-uh-pawrt, -pohrt, hee-luh-] /ˈhɛl əˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt, ˈhi lə-/
a landing place for helicopters, often on the roof of a building or in some other limited area.
Origin of heliport
1940-45; heli-2 + port1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for heliport
  • Continental customers can clear security at the heliport.
  • The resort has an on-site barbecue restaurant, an open air picnic pavilion and an executive or emergency heliport available.
  • Aviation experts say it would be the nation's only floating heliport for civilian flights.
  • Each heliport approach surface shall provide an area suitable for an emergency landing during takeoff, climb-out, and landing.
  • Any structure would have an adverse effect if it would exceed any of the heliport imaginary surfaces.
  • To inspect public or private use, non-certificated heliport for safe flight operations.
British Dictionary definitions for heliport


an airport for helicopters
Word Origin
C20: from heli- + port1
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Word Origin and History for heliport

1948, from helicopter + second element abstracted from airport.

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