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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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airstripair‧strip /ˈeəˌstrɪp $ ˈer-/ noun [countable]  TTAa long narrow piece of land that planes can fly from or land on
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airstripOn 30 May de Gaulle landed at an airstrip at Boufarik outside Algiers.At about dusk last Saturday, it was approaching a civilian airstrip in Marana, about 25 miles northwest of Tucson.A collection of firefighting crews moved to a primitive airstrip, a strip of grass amid the pines.I flew with her into the bush, to land on a tiny crushed-pumice airstrip laid along a mountain ridge.We visited Meiktila by plane and continued by air to Mandalay, landing on a very rough airstrip.The first cover story for the airstrip was that a group of businessmen wanted to start up a tourist resort there.We put up a little prefabricated building on the edge of the airstrip.
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