transferral

Definitions of transferral
  1. noun
    the act of moving something from one location to another
    synonyms: conveyance, transfer, transport, transportation
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    examples:
    Berlin airlift
    airlift in 1948 that supplied food and fuel to citizens of west Berlin when the Russians closed off land access to Berlin
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    transshipment
    the transfer from one conveyance to another for shipment
    airlift, lift
    transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
    connection, connexion
    shifting from one form of transportation to another
    bringing, delivery
    the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
    drive
    the act of driving a herd of animals overland
    carry
    the act of carrying something
    lighterage
    the transportation of goods on a lighter
    relocation, resettlement
    the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
    teleportation
    a hypothetical mode of instantaneous transportation; matter is dematerialized at one place and recreated at another
    cattle drive
    driving a bovine herd (as cows or bulls or steers)
    airdrop
    delivery of supplies or equipment or personnel by dropping them by parachute from an aircraft
    consignment
    the delivery of goods for sale or disposal
    handing over, passage
    the act of passing something to another person
    post
    the delivery and collection of letters and packages
    service, service of process, serving
    the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone
    backpacking, packing
    carrying something in a pack on the back
    piggyback
    the act of carrying something piggyback
    fireman's carry
    the act of carrying a person over your shoulder
    portage
    carrying boats and supplies overland
    porterage
    the transportation of burdens by porters
    type of:
    movement
    the act of changing the location of something
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