Origin of airmail

First recorded in 1910–15; air1 + mail1
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Related Words for air mail

parcel, package, communication, letter, post, postcard

British Dictionary definitions for air mail

airmail

noun

the system of conveying mail by aircraft
mail conveyed by aircraft

adjective

of, used for, or concerned with airmail

verb

(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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