airdrop

[ air-drop ]
/ ˈɛərˌdrɒp /

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.

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Origin of airdrop

First recorded in 1945–50; air1 + drop

Related forms

air-drop·pa·ble, adjective
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airdrop

/ (ˈɛəˌdrɒp) /

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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