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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Operation in which large numbers of people or vast quantities of supplies are transported by water craft in an emergency;

Usage examples (37)
  • Several foreign-policy experts called the boatlift an act of migratory aggression.
  • His epiphany came during the Mariel boatlift in 1980.
  • Tomorrow, we remember the Mariel boatlift 30 years later.
  • My grandfather died the same year as the Mariel boatlift. for more
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