airlift

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air +‎ lift

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airlift (plural airlifts)

  1. The transportation of troops, civilians or supplies by air, especially in an emergency.
  2. Such a flight.
  3. (archaeology) A pipe that is used to suck up objects from the sea bed.

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airlift (third-person singular simple present airlifts, present participle airlifting, simple past and past participle airlifted)

  1. (transitive) To transport (troops etc) in an airlift.

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