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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.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to airmail.
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adverb
  1. by airmail: Send all overseas letters airmail.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to send via airmail: I airmailed the package yesterday.
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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
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adjective
  1. of, used for, or concerned with airmail
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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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