Definition of airlift noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈeəlɪft//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈerlɪft//
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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 related entries: Natural disasters
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