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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Before noon it landed at the heliport and a car was waiting to speed its passenger to London.
▪ By chopper from the Battersea heliport.
▪ He also recalled there was a heliport near Beccles to the north.
▪ Isn't it a small heliport?
▪ We marched into a low building adjacent to she main heliport and sat at gray tables, four candidates to a table.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

heliport \heliport\ n. an airport for helicopters.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1948, from helicopter + second element abstracted from airport.


n. (label en aviation) A facility, such as a small airport, designed to let helicopters take off and land.


n. an airport for helicopters


A heliport is a small airport suitable only for use by helicopters. Heliports typically contain one or more helipads and may have limited facilities such as fuel, lighting, a windsock, or even hangars. In larger towns and cities, customs facilities may be available at a heliport.

The early advocates of helicopters hoped that heliports would become widespread, but they have become contentious in urban areas due to the unpleasant noise caused by helicopter traffic.

Usage examples of "heliport".

Later, while the chopper approached the heliport near the Battery, Yousef gave FBI agents a chilling warning of what was to come.

The holographic view of Todos Santos blinked a blue light, and two small blue dots appeared in the heliport reception area.

A window wall gave a fine view of the Pentagon heliport four floors below, beyond which sprawled the marble-dotted hillsides of Arlington Cemetery, visible in the middle distance across Washington Boulevard.

They were now off the roof, the city beneath themthe spires and turrets, the guarded parapets of garrisons and heliports, the black streets, the castellated heights and smoky distances.

Pattie, it seemed, had found the true love of her life in Bittie MacLeod and they wouldn't have known Bittie was also aboard except that Pattie came rushing down the stairs to the heliport to kiss him a childishly tearful goodbye.

All day long, though, helicopters, some heavy, came in and landed at the heliport, and they heard an occasional boat whistle as well.

Two men appeared, one on either side of him, who gripped each others' arms in a chair lift, boosted him into it, and were running with him down the stairs to the heliport.

I want you to buy property, but very quietly: factory areas, wharfage, potential airfields, heliports near the docks.

He had ignored orders to land the crew of the Martha Ann at either Pearl Harbor or on the heliport at Hickam Field.

Five minutes later he was bracing himself against the chopper's prop wash on the yacht's heliport.

Top floor, where rooftop heliports give quick access to rich clients.

Meanwhile Clapley's people would be leveling hundreds of acres for home-sites, parking lots, the airstrip, the heliport and that frigging shooting range.