Definition of Aerodrome

1. Noun. An airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo.




Definition of Aerodrome

1. Noun. An airfield: ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A flying machine composed of aeroplanes. An aeroplane, particularly one constructed by or according to the design of Samuel Pierpont Langley and Charles M. Manly.'''1911''', ''Aeronautics'', ''Encyclopædia Britannica'' — The term ''aeroplane'' is understood to apply to flat sustaining surfaces, but experiment indicates that arched surfaces are more efficient. S. P. Langley proposed the word ''aerodrome'', which seems the preferable term for apparatus with wing-line surfaces. ¹

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Definition of Aerodrome

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aerodrome

aeroclub
aeroclubs
aerocraft
aerocrafts
aerocyst
aerocysts
aerodart
aerodarts
aerodermectasia
aerodigestive
aerodonetics
aerodontalgia
aerodontalgias
aerodontia
aerodrome (current term)
aerodromes
aerodromics
aeroduct
aeroducts
aerodynamic
aerodynamic force
aerodynamic lift
aerodynamic size
aerodynamical
aerodynamically
aerodynamicist
aerodynamicists
aerodynamics
aerodyne

Literary usage of Aerodrome

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1. Textbook of Aerial Laws and Regulations for Aerial Navigation, International by Henry Woodhouse (1920)
"At every aerodrome there shall be a flag hoisted in a prominent position which ... When an aeroplane starts from an aerodrome it shall not turn until 500 ..."

2. Fighting the Flying Circus by Eddie Rickenbacker (1919)
"CHAPTER II THE aerodrome 1 OFTEN wondered whether the mothers and friends ... Even the term " aerodrome," where it is known aeroplanes are landed and kept ..."

3. Challenging Horizons: Qantas 1939-1954 by John Gunn (1987)
"At Darwin aerodrome, in the later raid by the land-based aircraft, the RAAF headquarters, hangars, and aircraft on the ground were all hit. ..."

4. The Aeronautical Annual by James Means (1894)
"aerodrome No. ç, '96. DR. LANGLEY has two successful aerodromes, No. 5 and No. 6 ; the former made the flights of May 6th and the latter that of November ..."

5. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"J=aerodrome licensed for joint use of Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and civil aircraft ... С = aerodrome or airport with Customs and Immigration facilities, ..."

6. 14,000 Miles Through the Air by Ross Macpherson Smith (1922)
"I had intended pushing on to Allahabad next day, but on arrival at the aerodrome we were feeling the effects of the past strenuous days so severely that I ..."

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