Airlift meaning

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A system of transporting troops, civilian passengers, or supplies by air, as in an emergency or when surface routes are blocked.
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A flight transporting troops, civilian passengers, or supplies under such conditions.
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To transport in an airlift.
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To transport troops, civilian passengers, or supplies in an airlift.
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A system of transporting troops, supplies, etc. by aircraft, as when ground routes are blocked.
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To transport by airlift.
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The transportation of troops, civilians or supplies by air, especially in an emergency.
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Such a flight.
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(archaeology) A pipe that is used to suck up objects from the sea bed.
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To transport (troops etc) in an airlift.
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Origin of airlift