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airmail

[air-meyl] /ˈɛərˌmeɪl/
noun
1.
the system, especially a government postal system, of sending mail by airplane.
2.
a letter, package, etc., sent by this system.
3.
a stamp authorizing delivery of mail by this system.
adjective
4.
of or relating to airmail.
adverb
5.
by airmail:
Send all overseas letters airmail.
verb (used with object)
6.
to send via airmail:
I airmailed the package yesterday.
Also, air-mail.
Origin of airmail
1910-1915
1910-15; air1 + -mail1
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Examples from the web for airmail
  • Once airmail became accepted, the government transferred airmail service to private companies.
  • airmail items receive preferential customs treatment and are submitted to customs separately from surface mail.
  • Early economic regulation of airlines by the government concerned mainly their participation in the airmail system.
  • As the system of airmail routes expanded, pilots began keeping notebooks they could fit in their pockets or hold in their hand.
  • These visual landmarks or maps were fine for daytime, but airmail operated around the clock.
  • If airmail delivery is desired, additional coupons can be purchased.
  • Perishable articles or edible substances are admitted only by airmail.
British Dictionary definitions for airmail

airmail

/ˈɛəˌmeɪl/
noun
1.
the system of conveying mail by aircraft
2.
mail conveyed by aircraft
adjective
3.
of, used for, or concerned with airmail
verb
4.
(transitive) to send by airmail
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for airmail

airmail

noun

Garbage thrown out of a window


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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