airlift

airlift
noun Date: 1945 a system of transporting cargo or passengers by aircraft often to or from an otherwise inaccessible area • airlift transitive verb

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  • Airlift —   [ eə , englisch] der, (e)s/ e oder s,    1) allgemein: Beförderung, Versorgung auf dem Luftweg, Luftbrücke.    2) Erdölförderverfahren, das durch Einpressen von Luft oder Edelgas (»gas lift«) den Zustrom des Erdöls zum Bohrloch bewirkt. Airlift …   Universal-Lexikon

  • airlift — [er′lift΄] n. a system of transporting troops, supplies, etc. by aircraft, as when ground routes are blocked vt. to transport by airlift …   English World dictionary

  • airlift — (n.) also air lift, 1893 as a type of pumping device; 1945 in the sense transportation of supplies by air, from AIR (Cf. air) (n.1) + LIFT (Cf. lift) (n.). As a verb by 1949; popularized in reference to the response to the West Berlin blockade.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • airlift — The movement of mail by air taxi operators and air carriers. (Also see Managed Mail Program) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • airlift — ► NOUN ▪ an act of transporting supplies by aircraft, typically in an emergency …   English terms dictionary

  • Airlift — For other uses, see Airlift (disambiguation). A large military cargo aircraft: the Lockheed C 5 Galaxy …   Wikipedia

  • Airlift — Le système de pompage par Airlift consiste en l injection d air compressé dans une canalisation afin d y entraîner le liquide s y trouvant. Ce système est parfois également appelé pompe par injection d air. Sommaire 1 Principe 2 Historique 3… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • airlift — I UK [ˈeə(r)ˌlɪft] / US [ˈerˌlɪft] noun [countable] Word forms airlift : singular airlift plural airlifts an operation in which people or things are taken into or away from a place by aircraft, especially in a dangerous situation II UK… …   English dictionary

  • airlift — /air lift /, n. Also, air lift. 1. a system for transporting persons or cargo by aircraft, esp. in an emergency. 2. the persons or cargo so transported. 3. the act or process of transporting such a load. 4. a pump for raising liquids by the… …   Universalium

  • airlift — [[t]e͟ə(r)lɪft[/t]] airlifts, airlifting, airlifted 1) N COUNT An airlift is an operation to move people, troops, or goods by air, especially in a war or when land routes are closed. President Garcia has ordered an airlift of food, medicines and… …   English dictionary

  • airlift — i. The transportation of personnel or materiel by use of aircraft and/or helicopters. Also, the operation or service carrying out such transportation or the aircraft used in such an operation. ii. The total weight of personnel and cargo that is,… …   Aviation dictionary

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