landing strip


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landing strip

[′land·iŋ ‚strip]
(aerospace engineering)
A portion of the landing area prepared for the landing and takeoff of aircraft in a particular direction; it may include one or more runways. Also known as air strip.

landing strip

A term formerly used to designate either the graded area upon which the runway was symmetrically located or the graded area suitable for the takeoff and landing of airplanes where a paved runway was not provided.
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The pilot has his plane totally under control, ready to approach the landing strip.
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As he approached the landing strip, he was informed by the airfield manager of a turbulent crosswind at the beginning of the runway.