airmail
noun Date: 1913 the system of transporting mail by aircraft; also the mail thus transported • airmail transitive verb

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  • airmail — ► NOUN ▪ a system of transporting mail overseas by air …   English terms dictionary

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  • Airmail — Tête brûlée Cet article traite du film de John Ford de 1932, Airmail. Pour le feuilleton des années 1980, lire l article les Têtes brûlées, Baa Baa Blacksheep. Tête brûlée (Airmail) est un film américain réalisé par John Ford, sorti en 1932.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • airmail — [[t]e͟ə(r)meɪl[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N n, by N Airmail is the system of sending letters, parcels, and goods by air. ...an airmail letter... Goods are generally shipped by airmail …   English dictionary

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