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Definition of airlift noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

airlift

 noun
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NAmE//ˈɛrlɪft//
 
 
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an operation to take people, soldiers, food, etc. to or from an area by aircraft, especially in an emergency or when roads are closed or dangerous an airlift of food and medical supplies to the besieged city
compare sealift
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: airlift

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