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A small airport or airfield.
- ‘On 12 August, it began attacks on airfields and aerodromes in southern England.’
- ‘Security sources say German, French, Swedish and British military aircraft regularly use the aerodrome.’
- ‘The aerodrome, only recently constructed by the French army, consisted of freshly cut wheat fields lined with canvas hangars.’
- ‘There is no doubt that these missions were exciting for there were few things more well defended than a Luftwaffe aerodrome.’
- ‘After training, these professionals are posted to the aerodrome section of various airports.’
- ‘Space objects weighing up to 3,000 kg are transported by sling to the nearest aerodrome.’
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