dropsonde

[drop-sond]

noun Meteorology.

an instrument similar to a radiosonde that is attached to a parachute and released from an aircraft.

Nearby words

  1. droppings,
  2. drops,
  3. dropsical,
  4. dropsically,
  5. dropsley,
  6. dropsy,
  7. dropt,
  8. dropwort,
  9. drosera,
  10. droshky

Origin of dropsonde

First recorded in 1945–50; drop + (radio)sonde

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British Dictionary definitions for dropsonde

dropsonde

noun

meteorol a radiosonde dropped by parachute

Word Origin for dropsonde

C20: drop + (radio) sonde

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