[ air-freyt ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to send or ship by air freight:

    to airfreight French bread to the U.S.

verb (used without object)

  1. to ship cargo by air freight:

    During the truckers' strike we had to airfreight.


  1. of, relating to, or involved in air freight:

    the airfreight business.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of airfreight1

First recorded in 1925–30; air 1 + freight

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Example Sentences

In 2016, the geochemists Jonas Tusch and Carsten Münker hammered a thousand pounds of rock from the Australian Outback and airfreighted it home to Cologne, Germany.

As airfreight capacity has fallen, demand has grown as the United States brings in medical supplies from overseas to battle the virus and consumers shift their shopping online to avoid stores.

Cargo rates jumped after thousands of passenger planes, which carry more than half of airfreight, were grounded due to the travel restrictions.

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