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airdrop

[air-drop]
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verb (used with object), air·dropped, air·drop·ping.
  1. to drop (persons, equipment, etc.) by parachute from an aircraft in flight.
noun
  1. the act or process of airdropping.

Origin of airdrop

First recorded in 1945–50; air1 + drop
Related formsair-drop·pa·ble, adjective
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airdrop

noun
  1. a delivery of supplies, troops, etc, from an aircraft by parachute
verb -drops, -dropping or -dropped
  1. (tr) to deliver (supplies, etc) by an airdrop
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