Definition of sealift in English:



  • A large-scale transportation of troops, supplies, and equipment by sea.

    ‘war, with its all-out sealifts’
    • ‘It oversees the Army's prepositioned stocks and is a component of the strategic mobility triad of airlift, sealift, and global prepositioning.’
    • ‘The fusion of airlift, sealift, and prepositioning elements produces an effective lift capability for the operational commanders.’
    • ‘This vital supply route significantly reduces airlift and sealift cost.’
    • ‘After sending Hunter Brigade, I recommend that you put airlift and sealift resources on full alert.’
    • ‘Those speedy boats sealift the payload into Caribbean nations for later delivery to their biggest consumer nation - the United States.’
    • ‘Even a Navy fast sealift ship in the area is dispatched to the Atlantic range as a floating command post, if needed.’
    • ‘By the 1980s, the link between commercial shipping and military support had been all but broken by changes in sealift requirements.’



/ˈsēlift/ /ˈsilɪft/