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airmail

or air-mail

[air-meyl]
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noun
  1. the system, especially a government postal system, of sending mail by airplane.
  2. a letter, package, etc., sent by this system.
  3. a stamp authorizing delivery of mail by this system.
adjective
  1. of or relating to airmail.
adverb
  1. by airmail: Send all overseas letters airmail.
verb (used with object)
  1. to send via airmail: I airmailed the package yesterday.

Origin of airmail

First recorded in 1910–15; air1 + mail1
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British Dictionary definitions for air mail

airmail

noun
  1. the system of conveying mail by aircraft
  2. mail conveyed by aircraft
adjective
  1. of, used for, or concerned with airmail
verb
  1. (tr) to send by airmail
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Word Origin and History for air mail

n.

also air-mail, 1913, from air (n.1) + mail (n.1).

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