Definition of airdrome in US English:



  • A small airport or airfield.

    British term aerodrome
    • ‘Glover saw the airdrome first and reported it to me.’
    • ‘Sometimes an airdrome or river might be misplaced but not difficult to sort out.’
    • ‘The airdrome was a dirt strip almost within the city; one end of the short strip was 70-ft higher than the other end, so we always took off downhill and landed uphill.’
    • ‘The money being offered by English agents who toured Ireland during 1940-42 recruiting labour for the airdromes proved very attractive, particularly as they also paid expenses to the workers to get to their destinations.’
    • ‘Early next morning, I went straight to the entrance of the airdrome.’