airstrip airstrip  /ˈɛr ˌstrɪp/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an airfield without normal airport facilities

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A golf-cart manufacturer is building beside the airstrip, and IBM, Fairchild Hiller, Sprague Electronics, Bechtel Corp.
  2. Back on the airstrip at Lakefront, the stars in the sky were blacked out by a layer of smoke over the city from uncontrolled fires.
  3. In a daring, long-distance raid on May 1, a delta-winged Vulcan bomber blasted the airstrip near the Falklands' tiny capital, Port Stanley.

News

  1. Watch What Happens When A 25-Year-Old Audi Drag Races A Ferrari FF

    A 651-horsepower Ferrari FF. A 1988 Audi 80. A half-mile drag race at an airstrip. Doesn't sound like a fair fight, does it? Well, it's not, considering that boosted and tuned Audi has about 50 horses on the Ferrari. That helps explain why it destroys the FF in this video, even though it's kind enough to give Maranello's all-wheel-drive shooting brake a head start. This video comes to us from ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Jalopnik

  2. Linden Airport receives $237,600 federal rehabilitation grant

    The Federal Aviation Administration grant will be used to repair cracks and do other preventative maintenance on the municipal airstrip’s 4,137-foot runway
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Star-Ledger

  3. AirStrip Becomes First Medical Device Mobility Solution to Receive DIACAP Certification from U.S. Air Force

    AirStripTM is now the only mHealth solution for medical device mobility certified to comply with the security requirements by the Department of Defense Information Assurance Certif
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "We are concerned about the LTTE having built an airstrip and having two aeroplanes, and there's news about more coming," India's Foreign Minister Natwar Singh said.
    on May 27, 2005 By: Natwar Singh Source: Khaleej Times

  2. "The Philippines has good grounds to protest because it is a provocative act for Taiwan officials to visit their newly-constructed airstrip on Taiping island in the Spratly chain," Santiago said.
    on May 2, 2008 By: Miriam Defensor-Santiago Source: GMA news.tv

  3. "This has been a long time coming - 20 years in fact - and I for one am delighted that we have finally reached this pivotal stage," Minister Ó Cuív said. "I am confident that this airstrip will be a major driver for economic development in...
    on Jun 5, 2008 By: Eamon O Cuiv Source: Galway Advertiser

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