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heliport

Syllabification: hel·i·port
Pronunciation: /ˈheləˌpôrt
 
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Definition of heliport in English:

noun

An airport or landing place for helicopters.
Example sentences
  • The computers and disks also reportedly contain photos of heliports, and helicopter cockpits, controls and cockpit door locking mechanisms.
  • The rotors started to spin up and they hurriedly jumped to the roof a few feet below, ducking to avoid the backwash from the spinning propellers as the copter lifted off the heliport and headed into the night skyline.
  • At press time, only charter helicopter operations had access to the Manhattan heliports.

Origin

1940s: from heli- + port1, on the pattern of airport.

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