approach pattern

noun
the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport
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the traffic patterns around O'Hare are very crowded

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they stayed in the pattern until the fog lifted

Syn: ↑traffic pattern, ↑pattern
Derivationally related forms: ↑pattern (for: ↑pattern)
Hypernyms: ↑path, ↑route, ↑itinerary
Part Meronyms: ↑approach path, ↑approach, ↑glide path, ↑glide slope

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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