Meaning of “airlift” in the English Dictionary

"airlift" in English

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airliftnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈeə.lɪft/ us /ˈer.lɪft/

(Definition of “airlift” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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airliftnoun [ C ]

us /ˈeər·lɪft/

an operation organized to move supplies or people by aircraft to or from a place, esp. in a difficult or dangerous situation:

Officials are planning an airlift of animal feed to the area hit by early winter snowfalls.
verb [ T ] us /ˈeərˌlɪft/

They airlifted food and supplies to people stranded on the snow-covered mountains.

(Definition of “airlift” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)