airlift

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noun air·lift \ ˈer-ˌlift \

Definition of airlift

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

airlift

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Examples of airlift in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of airlift

1943


AIRLIFT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of airlift for English Language Learners

  • : 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


AIRLIFT Defined for Kids

airlift

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verb air·lift \ ˈer-ˌlift \

Definition of airlift for Students

airlifted; airlifting
: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.

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