a system of transporting troops, supplies, etc. by aircraft, as when ground routes are blocked
to transport by airlift
- A system of transporting troops, civilian passengers, or supplies by air, as in an emergency or when surface routes are blocked.
- A flight transporting troops, civilian passengers, or supplies under such conditions.
verbair·lift·ed, air·lift·ing, air·lifts
To transport in an airlift.
To transport troops, civilian passengers, or supplies in an airlift.
(third-person singular simple present airlifts, present participle airlifting, simple past and past participle airlifted)
- To transport (troops etc) in an airlift.