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airlift

noun air·lift \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
AIRLIFT Defined for Kids

airlift

verb air·lift \ˈer-ˌlift\
air·lift·edair·lift·ing

Definition of AIRLIFT for Kids

:  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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