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Definition of the noun air mail

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  1. mail that is sent by air transport
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • antonym: surface mail
    • more generic word: mail = the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service

Alternative definition of the noun air mail


  1. mail transported by aircraft.


"Air Mail" is a 1932 American adventure film directed by John Ford, based on a story by Dale Van Every and Frank "Spig" Wead. The film stars Ralph Bellamy, Pat O'Brien and Gloria Stuart.


  1. "Air mail" is a book by Frank Monk.
  2. "Air mail" is a book by Tomas Tranströmer.


"Air Mail" is an iOS game developed by Chillingo Ltd and released on May 24, 2012.

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  1. "Air Mail": Air Mail is an album by the improvisational collective Air featuring Henry Threadgill, Steve McCall, and Fred Hopkins recorded for the Italian Black Saint label. The album consists of three compositions dedicated to Bobbie Kingsley, Ronnie Boykins, and Cecil Taylor & Jimmy Lyons.
    • genre: Jazz
    • released in (35 years ago)
  2. "AIR MAIL" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  3. "Air Mail" is a musical album of Yellowbellies.
    • released in (19 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Air Mail

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Google previewDictionary of American History (1978)

With the Complete Text of the Constitution of the United States by Michael Rheta Martin, Leonard Gelber

Air Mail. The first experimental air mail line in the United States was established in 1918 between New York City and Washington, D.C. This joint effort of the War and post office departments came under the sole jurisdiction of the latter three ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Great Depression, 1929-1940 (2001)

by James Stuart Olson

Post Office to ship mail by air, and in 1925, air mail was privatized to commercial airlines. To assist the companies in covering high operating costs, Congress began subsidizing them in the late 1920s ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Business History (2009)

by Charles R. Geisst

The Air Mail Act of 1925 authorized the Post Office to contract with private companies for mail delivery along ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History (2013)

by Melvyn Dubofsky

Air Mail Service. Over the next nine years, this government-operated adjunct of the Post Office established a transcontinental air route from New York to San Francisco, inaugurated ...

Google previewWebster's II Children's Dictionary (2003)

aadjective air mail noun Mail that is sent by aircraft. airman noun Someone of the ...

Google previewThe New Dickson Baseball Dictionary (1999)

A Cyclopedic Reference to More Than 7,000 Words, Names, Phrases, and Slang Expressions that Define the Game, Its Heritage, Culture, and Variations by Paul Dickson

" Also spelled "air mail." air out 1. To lecture (Orel Hershiser, Out of the Blue, 1989) . 2.

Google previewSupply Chain and Transportation Dictionary (2012)

by Joseph L. Cavinato

AIR MAIL Airmail, Air Parcel Post and First Class Mail are carried ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Communications & Office Automation - Communications & Office Automation (2009)

air mail Mail for international destinations or remote regions within the country can be sent by air to speed ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Interest Groups and Lobbyists in the United States (2015)

by Immanuel Ness

Post Office to promote air mail and international parcel post. Some of the programs developed by the ATA include the Universal Air Travel Plan, electronic reser- vation systems, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the U.S. Army (2001)

by Jerold E. Brown

These flaws were clearly demonstrated in 1933, when in a contract dispute with the nation's air lines President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the Air Corps to carry the air mail. The resulting fiasco led to some improvements, but not to an ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African Airlines (1998)

by Ben R. Guttery

Campbell surveyed sites for aerodromes for handling air mail. No one was interested in commercial service in West Africa until the mid-1930s when the Elder Dempster Line in association with Imperial Airways undertook some efforts for ...

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