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airlift

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noun air·lift \ˈer-ˌlift\

Simple Definition of airlift

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of airlift

  1. :  a system of transporting cargo or passengers by aircraft often to or from an otherwise inaccessible area

airlift transitive verb

Examples of airlift in a sentence

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



1943

First Known Use of airlift

1943


AIRLIFT Defined for Kids

airlift

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verb air·lift \ˈer-ˌlift\

Definition of airlift for Students

air·lift·edair·lift·ing

  1. :  to move people or cargo by aircraft usually to or from an area that cannot be reached otherwise <Food was airlifted to the earthquake victims.>

airlift noun



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