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English definition of “pad”

pad

noun [C] (FLAT SURFACE)    /pæd/
a hard flat area of ground where helicopters can take off and land , or from which rockets are sent : The hotel has its own helicopter pad. Missiles have been launched from their pads deep in enemy territory .Airports and landing strips one of the large flat leaves of a water lily: a lily padParts of plants
(Definition of pad noun (FLAT SURFACE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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