airlifter

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noun air·lift·er \ˈer-ˌlif-tər\

Definition of airlifter

plural

airlifters

  1. :  an aircraft used to transport cargo or passengers to or from an often otherwise inaccessible area … the antimissile systems now deployed on more than 300 military aircraft, from bombers to helicopters to airlifters … — Robert Weisman, Boston Globe, 14 June 2005

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Origin and Etymology of airlifter

2airlift + 2-er


First Known Use: 1951


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