Definitions for boatliftˈboʊtˌlɪft
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act or process of transporting persons or cargo by ships or boats.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(v.t.)to transport by boatlift.
Origin of boatlift:
The (often clandestine) transportation of a large number of people or goods by boat, especially an exodus of people.
(also boat lift) A mechanism for lifting boats from the water, or between water on different elevations.