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landing field

n.
A tract of land used by aircraft for landing and taking off.
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landing field

n
(Aeronautics) an area of land on which aircraft land and from which they take off
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land′ing field`


n.
an area of land large and smooth enough for the landing and takeoff of aircraft.
[1920–25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.landing field - a place where planes take off and landlanding field - a place where planes take off and land
aerodrome, airdrome, airport, drome - an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo
airstrip, flight strip, landing strip, strip - an airfield without normal airport facilities
apron - a paved surface where aircraft stand while not being used
auxiliary airfield - an airfield that functions in a subsidiary capacity
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
runway - a strip of level paved surface where planes can take off and land
taxi strip, taxiway - a paved surface in the form of a strip; used by planes taxiing to or from the runway at an airport
transportation, transportation system, transit - a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
flight line - place where airplanes are parked and the maintenance hangars (but not the runways or taxiways)
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During World War II, the racecourse was used as a landing field by the Royal Air Force.
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Then Defense Secretary Eulogio Balao, reporting to President Ramon Magsaysay in a meeting, said that the landing field in Mactan island was being considered because it can accommodate larger type planes.
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