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

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


the act or process of airdropping.

Origin of airdrop

First recorded in 1945–50; air1 + drop
Related formsair-drop·pa·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for airdrop

fly, airdrop

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British Dictionary definitions for airdrop



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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