a system for transporting persons or cargo by aircraft, especially in an emergency.
the persons or cargo so transported.
the act or process of transporting such a load.
a pump for raising liquids by the pressure of air forced into the pump chamber.
to transport (persons or cargo) by airlift.
of or relating to an airlift or airlifts: to increase the army's airlift capacity.
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How to use airlift in a sentence
Meanwhile, the U.S. military is airlifting generating equipment to the East Coast.New York City Marathon Would Have Been a Logistical Nightmare | Daniel Gross | November 2, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And as soon as things stabilize at Krink, prod Jonkvank into airlifting troops here.Uller Uprising | Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
British Dictionary definitions for airlift
the transportation by air of passengers, troops, cargo, etc, esp when other routes are blocked
(tr) to transport by an airlift
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