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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

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

  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

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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