- to drop (persons, equipment, etc.) by parachute from an aircraft in flight.
- the act or process of airdropping.
Origin of airdrop
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Examples from the Web for airdrop
The airdrop mission consisted of a C-17 and two C-130 aircraft that were escorted by two F-18 fighters.Obama’s Iraq Plan Has a Killer Flaw—and Airstrikes Alone May Not Save It
August 8, 2014
- a delivery of supplies, troops, etc, from an aircraft by parachute
- (tr) to deliver (supplies, etc) by an airdrop
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