Definition of Airlift

1. Noun. Transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable).

Exact synonyms: Lift
Generic synonyms: Conveyance, Transfer, Transferral, Transport, Transportation
Specialized synonyms: Berlin Airlift
Derivative terms: Lift

2. Verb. Fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means. "Food is airlifted into Bosnia"
Exact synonyms: Lift
Generic synonyms: Fly

Definition of Airlift

1. Noun. The transportation of troops, civilians or supplies by air, especially in an emergency. ¹

2. Noun. Such a flight. ¹

3. Noun. (archaeology) A pipe that is used to suck up objects from the sea bed. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To transport (troops etc) in an airlift. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Airlift

1. to transport by airplane [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Airlift

airing
airing cupboard
airing cupboards
airing out
airings
airish
airlane
airlanes
airless
airless lung
airlessly
airlessness
airlessnesses
airletter
airletters
airlift (current term)
airlifted
airlifting
airlifts
airlike
airline
airline business
airliner
airliners
airlines
airlinese
airling
airlings
airlock
airlocked

Literary usage of Airlift

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Essays on Strategy edited by Thomas C. Gill (1996)
"Civil-military airlift is a timely subject. In June 1987, President Reagan published a long-needed National airlift Policy directing military leaders to ..."

2. Operation Just Cause: Planning and Execution of Joint Operations in Panama by Ronald H. Cole (1996)
"19 December 1989: Launching the airlift On Tuesday, 19 December, General Powell met with President Bush before US troops began their airlift into Panama. ..."

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