Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An airmail letter in the form of a lightweight sheet of stationery that folds into its own envelope for mailing at a low postage rate. Also called air letter.

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  • n. a thin piece of foldable and gummed paper for writing a letter for transit via airmail
  • n. a wireless message

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a letter sent by air mail

Etymologies

aero- + (tele)gram.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • 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.

    Disposable Fashion as Permanent Art

  • 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.

    South: the story of Shackleton’s last expedition 1914–1917

  • When he got back to his office he found an aerogram, which read as follows:

    Cappy Ricks Retires

  • 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.

    The Gods of Mars

  • Helium had been notified by radio-aerogram of our approach.

    The Gods of Mars

  • He could scarcely read that aerogram to the commission.

    The Devolutionist and the Emancipatrix

  • The man stepped obsequiously forward and presented a message, for all the world like any ordinary aerogram.

    The Devolutionist and the Emancipatrix

  • "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.

    The World Peril of 1910

  • 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:

    The World Peril of 1910

  • Such news as reaches us comes entirely by despatch rider and aerogram.

    The World Peril of 1910

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