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1. A system of transporting freight by air.
2. The amount charged for transporting freight by air.

air′freight′ v.
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1. a system of transporting freight by aircraft.
2. the charge for such transportation.
3. to send or ship by air freight.
4. to ship cargo by air freight.
Also, air′-freight` (for defs. 2,3).
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Verb1.airfreight - transport (cargo) by air
freight - transport commercially as cargo
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