Definition of landing strip in English:

landing strip


  • An airstrip.

    • ‘We were an emergency landing strip, and we had emergency landings.’
    • ‘Behind the new factory for a third of a mile workmen leveled off sagebrush and tumbleweeds for a landing strip just 2.5 times as wide as the Vega's wing span.’
    • ‘Witnesses said the aircraft crashed less than 60 yards from the landing strip.’
    • ‘Apparently there was a landing strip along the highway.’
    • ‘The first challenge would be to find the make-shift landing strip.’
    • ‘The landing gear was a unique tripod set-up to offer resistance to the unimproved nature of most landing strips.’
    • ‘John, professional aviator that he is, rapidly scanned the surrounding territory for a likely landing strip.’
    • ‘A flying club claims that its plans to replace a grass runway with a hard-surfaced landing strip will reduce noise disturbance to householders in nearby villages.’
    • ‘I watched as we approached the airport landing strip.’
    • ‘The crew requested an emergency landing strip and permission was granted.’
    • ‘By the end of June, excluding an emergency landing strip, ten airfields had been built in the beachhead area.’
    • ‘Because the museum is based on an old RAF airfield, it has a suitable landing strip and hangars big enough to house the aircraft.’
    • ‘These three bases were backed up by seven auxiliary fields and a number of emergency landing strips that had been cut out of the surrounding jungle and bush.’
    • ‘We lost all navigational and wireless aids and spent the next hour or so seeking out emergency landing strips, but those we located were underwater.’
    • ‘I had to streak down and do a quick makeshift landing at a convenient landing strip.’
    • ‘The transport lowered its landing gear and touched down on the assigned landing strip with a screech as its wheels made contact.’
    • ‘The landing strip for winged aircraft did not even have a real control tower.’
    • ‘A supershort landing strip ensures that flight crews at least are awake.’
    • ‘The decision to base a new landing strip at the Essex airport is expected to be disputed by campaigners and a number of airlines, who have threatened legal action.’
    • ‘The lines scratched in the desert, however, are much longer than airplane landing strips, and the soil there is much too sandy and soft to be used by airplanes.’


landing strip

/ˈlandiNG ˌstrip/