[ air-freyt ]
/ ˈɛərˌfreɪt /
verb (used with object)
to send or ship by air freight: to airfreight French bread to the U.S.
verb (used without object)
to ship cargo by air freight: During the truckers' strike we had to airfreight.
of, relating to, or involved in air freight: the airfreight business.
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Words nearby airfreight
Definition for airfreight (2 of 2)
a system of transporting freight by aircraft: Ship it by air freight.
freight transported by aircraft.
the charge for such transportation.
Origin of air freight
First recorded in 1925–30
OTHER WORDS FROM air freightair freighter, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for airfreight
Cargo rates jumped after thousands of passenger planes, which carry more than half of airfreight, were grounded due to the travel restrictions.Airlines are trying to develop an alternative to the 14-day quarantine|Claire Zillman, reporter|October 19, 2020|Fortune
British Dictionary definitions for airfreight
freight transported by aircraft
(tr) to send (goods) to their destination by aircraft
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