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An airport or airfield, especially a military air base.
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(Aeronautics) the US name for aerodrome
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a landing field for airplanes that has extensive buildings, equipment, shelters, etc.; airport.
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aerodrome, airdrome

an airport or airbase, not including the personnel.
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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
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[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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Shoigu in turn said that he hopes that the practice of flights by Russian combat aircraft to airdromes in Venezuela will go on and Russian naval ships will continue to pull into that country's ports.
For Kenney, that meant targeting enemy airdromes with fighter sweeps, strafer-bomber raids, and high-altitude runs by heavy bombers.
Nevertheless, they were brave men, and they started flying their intended missions, namely bombing the submarine pens in Belgium, and then rail centers and airdromes (airfields) used by Gotha bombers that were bombing London.
Hoffman, travelled from Verdun to Dunkerque, stopping at all airdromes where Americans were fighting with the combat groups, and examined those who wished to transfer.
Russian military units that have been holding exercises in regions that border with Ukraine have loaded their equipment on motor vehicles and are on the way to railway stations and airdromes, the Defense Ministry's press-service told ITAR-TASS.
"For us to attain command of the air around a hostile fleet in its own home waters we must not only destroy its carrier decks, but also all the airdromes or land-based aviation in its vicinity." (5)
When Germany eliminated France the Japanese demanded and obtained airdromes in Indochina: this provoked the first American economical sanction.
And parachutes will be employed in some areas for off-loading urgent commercial deliveries outside towns not served by--convenient airdromes.
Valery Nikolayevich Goncharov, Chairman of the Commission on certification of airdromes and equipment stated that “ERA has proven their equipment capable of meeting the exacting requirements of the IAC and we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with the company.”
Mitchell foresaw these benefits and tied them directly to advantages in national defense as well: We may confidently expect that, when a system of airdromes is established through the country, and proper rules for the regulation of aircraft have been prescribed by law and are well administered, which will guarantee to the public safe transit through the air; when we have developed suitable types of aircraft essentially for commercial purposes, we shall see a greater development of commercial aviation....
78e, TM 5-230.) Tentative locations for airdromes, roads, wharves, telephone lines, bivouac and storage areas, hospitals, et cetera, can be spotted on this map.