[ air-drop ]
/ ˈɛərˌdrɒp /
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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.
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Example sentences from the Web for airdrop
The U.S. is scheduling up to 100 attack, surveillance, and humanitarian airdrop missions a day over Iraq.
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|Jacob Siegel|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for airdrop
/ (ˈɛəˌdrɒp) /
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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