Any area on which aircraft may land, take off, park, and be serviced. It includes buildings and installations to support flying and maintenance operations. Also known as an airport, airstrip, or aerodrome. On aeronautical charts, airfields are depicted as in the illustration.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • airfield — [er′fēld΄] n. a field where aircraft can take off and land; specif., the landing field of an airport, usually a military field …   English World dictionary

  • airfield — An area prepared for the accommodation (including any buildings, installations, and equipment), landing, and takeoff of aircraft. See also alternate airfield; departure airfield; landing area; landing point; landing site; main airfield;… …   Military dictionary

  • airfield — UK [ˈeə(r)ˌfiːld] / US [ˈerˌfɪld] noun [countable] Word forms airfield : singular airfield plural airfields a place where aircraft arrive and leave, especially military or private aircraft …   English dictionary

  • airfield — [[t]e͟ə(r)fiːld[/t]] airfields N COUNT An airfield is an area of ground where aircraft take off and land. It is smaller than an airport …   English dictionary

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  • airfield — aerodromas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Oro uosto dalis, pritaikyta lėktuvams, sraigtasparniams, sklandytuvams kilti, tūpti, stovėti ir prižiūrėti. kilmė gr. aēr – oras + dromos – bėgimas atitikmenys: angl. aerodrome;… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • airfield — noun Date: 1927 an area of land from which aircraft operate: as a. airport b. air base …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • airfield — /air feeld /, n. a level area, usually equipped with hard surfaced runways, on which airplanes take off and land. [1930 35; AIR1 + FIELD] * * * …   Universalium

  • airfield — noun A place where airplanes can take off and land but unlike an airport must not necessarily have terminals or paved runways …   Wiktionary

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