Adjective "airlifting" definition and examples

(Airlifting may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɛːlɪft/

Definitions and examples

noun

An act of transporting supplies by aircraft, typically in a blockade or other emergency.
  1. 'However, as she did not have medical insurance, no US hospital would treat her and the British government refused to pay for an emergency airlift back to the UK.'
  2. 'It did not take long before the airlift became a multinational and joint logistics marvel.'
  3. 'He said the agency would identify key routes to be demined to allow deliveries, and was preparing for a possible airlift of food to the worst-hit areas.'
  4. 'We're moving the different, the airlifts, the evacuations.'
  5. 'The air force provides U.S. military forces with worldwide strategic airlifts and tactical airlifts of men and materiel, effecting deliveries by both air landing and parachute drop.'
  6. 'Well, this is the first time in the emergency that the World Food Programme has done airlifts of food into some of the worst affected areas.'
  7. 'Remember all the massive airlifts out of various hospitals and also the New Orleans Airport?'
  8. 'And what if you were called upon to signal for an emergency airlift from your PC?'
  9. 'Using this vital supply route significantly reduces airlift and sealift costs.'
  10. 'When he spoke of the tempo of operations, he said the sealift capability was critical to their success over the airlift.'

verb

Transport (troops or supplies) by aircraft.
  1. 'Four senior members of the team were quickly flown to where the youth lay and mountain rescuers and helicopter winchman administered first aid treatment to the teenager before airlifting him to Waterford Regional Hospital.'
  2. 'The government has also been airlifting food and non-food supplies to the villages that are not accessible by road.'
  3. 'A badly-injured soldier had to be airlifted to hospital after his car smashed into a lamppost.'
  4. 'The damaged aircraft was itself airlifted out of the valley by a giant Chinook military helicopter on Wednesday.'
  5. 'Huge sand bags are being airlifted to try to stem the rush of water in that area.'
  6. 'Food and other supplies were airlifted by national helicopters to the workers.'
  7. 'Helicopters and crews able to airlift troops and supplies to get behind the other guy, and to get your guys back out when they need a rest or are too outnumbered.'
  8. 'She was airlifted to Airedale General Hospital where she later died.'
  9. 'Before we could reach him he had been airlifted to the neurosurgical unit at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.'
  10. 'A winchman was lowered from the helicopter and along with paramedics and coastguards assessed her condition before moving her onto a stretcher and airlifting her to hospital in Scarborough.'

More definitions

1. a system for transporting persons or cargo by aircraft, especially 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 pressure of air forced into the pump chamber. verb (used with object)

5. to transport (persons or cargo) by airlift. adjective

6. of or relating to an airlift or airlifts: to increase the army's airlift capacity.

More examples(as adjective)

"supplies can be airlifting."

"people can be airlifting."

"paratrooperses can be airlifting."

"cobalts can be airlifting."

"peacekeeperses can be airlifting."

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Origin

(airlift)