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An airport or airfield, especially a military air base.


(Aeronautics) the US name for aerodrome



a landing field for airplanes that has extensive buildings, equipment, shelters, etc.; airport.

aerodrome, airdrome

an airport or airbase, not including the personnel.
See also: Aviation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.airdrome - an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargoairdrome - an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo
airdock, hangar, repair shed - a large structure at an airport where aircraft can be stored and maintained
airfield, flying field, landing field, field - a place where planes take off and land
air terminal, airport terminal - a terminal that serves air travelers or air freight
control tower - a tower with an elevated workspace enclosed in glass for the visual observation of aircraft around an airport
heliport - an airport for helicopters


[ˈɛərdrəʊm] n (US)aérodrome mair drop airdrop, air-drop [ˈɛərˌdrɒp]
n [supplies] → parachutage m
vt [+ food, supplies] → parachuter
The US air-dropped supplies into Bosnia → Les États-Unis ont parachuté des vivres en Bosnie.
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Tentative locations for airdromes, roads, wharves, telephone lines, bivouac and storage areas, hospitals, et cetera, can be spotted on this map.
Used during World War II as a support airdrome for U.
A380 (ICAO category F aircraft) operations imply the compliance of airport airdrome facilities with certain standards.
Howe, Canada's American-born minister of transport, became responsible for the gigantic task of building airdrome facilities.
has agreed to acquire Airdrome Holdings LLC, which produces aerospace parts out of its machining facilities Airdrome Precision Components, Long Beach, Calif.
His bomber took-off from Linton-on-Ouse airdrome at 11pm and they were due to return at 03.
Positioned in an elevated chair behind the air traffic controllers, the vantage point gave a commanding view of the airdrome.
Strategic bombing began on May 15, and 1,267 tons of bombs were dropped by May 30, which almost neutralized the airdrome and prevented the movement of Axis shipping.
MAY - Airdrome buys Rugby based AF Aerospace, pledging to expand what is already Europe's biggest supplier of pneumatic and hydraulic tube fittings.
Nayarit will ultimately offer 14,500 hotel rooms, three golf courses, beach clubs, a marine theme park of regional scale, a marina with 150 slips, an airdrome and shopping and recreation centers.
Midlands components manufacturer A F Aerospace has been acquired by US company Airdrome Holdings, which will launch its new integrated operation at the beginning of next month.
The Jewish commandos were the first in Bardia and Tobruk and they destroyed the Vichy government's harbor installations in Beirut and the airdrome near Baghdad where Nazi troop[s] .