airlift


air·lift

noun \ˈer-ˌlift\

: an occurrence in which people or things are carried to or from a place by airplanes during an emergency when other methods are not possible

Full Definition of AIRLIFT

:  a system of transporting cargo or passengers by aircraft often to or from an otherwise inaccessible area
airlift transitive verb

Examples of AIRLIFT

  1. an emergency airlift to deliver supplies to the famine victims

First Known Use of AIRLIFT

1943

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