American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An airmail letter in the form of lightweight sheet of stationery that folds into its own envelope for mailing at a low postage rate. Also called air letter.
- n. a thin piece of foldable and gummed paper for writing a letter for transit via airmail
- n. a wireless message
- n. a letter sent by air mail
- aero- + (tele)gram. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“British conceptual designer Hussein Chalayan created the "Airmail Dress" in 1999, which collapses or expands, depending on your point of view, into or out of a standard blue aerogram; the resulting breakdown between a human being and an envelope is funny, and disturbing, and rather touching.”
“In view of our precarious position and the lives of men in jeopardy, I sent this evening an aerogram to H.M. King George asking for a relief ship.”
“When he got back to his office he found an aerogram, which read as follows:”
“When they had come close enough to make us out at all, Kantos Kan's operator received a radio-aerogram, which he immediately handed to my companion.”
“Helium had been notified by radio-aerogram of our approach.”
“He could scarcely read that aerogram to the commission.”
“The man stepped obsequiously forward and presented a message, for all the world like any ordinary aerogram.”
“Well, I guess that's all right, gentlemen," said Mr Parmenter, as he handed the aerogram across the big table littered with maps, plans and drawings of localities terrestrial and celestial.”
“Just as they were beginning to think about breakfast one of Lennard's assistants came down from the observatory with a copy of an aerogram which read:”
“Such news as reaches us comes entirely by despatch rider and aerogram.”
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