traffic pattern

traffic pattern

noun
1.
Aeronautics. a system of courses about an airfield that aircraft are assigned to fly when taking off, landing, or preparing to land.
2.
any systematic movement of people or vehicles: The kitchen was designed to accommodate the family's traffic pattern.
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traffic pattern
 
n
a pattern of permitted lanes in the air around an airport to which an aircraft is restricted

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