airdrop

[air-drop]

verb (used with object), air·dropped, air·drop·ping.

to drop (persons, equipment, etc.) by parachute from an aircraft in flight.

noun

the act or process of airdropping.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. aircrew,
  2. aircrewman,
  3. airdate,
  4. airdrie,
  5. airdrome,
  6. aire,
  7. airedale,
  8. airedale terrier,
  9. airfare,
  10. airfield

Origin of airdrop

First recorded in 1945–50; air1 + drop

Related formsair-drop·pa·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for airdrop

airdrop

noun

a delivery of supplies, troops, etc, from an aircraft by parachute

verb -drops, -dropping or -dropped

(tr) to deliver (supplies, etc) by an airdrop
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