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airport (n.1)

also air port, "facility for commercial air transport," used regularly from 1919 (used once, by Alberto Santos-Dumont, in reference to airships, in 1902), from air (n.1) meaning "aircraft" + port (n.1). First reference is to Bader Field, outside Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S., which opened in 1910. An older word for such a thing was aerodrome.

updated on December 03, 2019

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Definitions of airport from WordNet

airport (n.)
an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo;
Synonyms: airdrome / aerodrome / drome
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