dropsonde

[drop-sond]

Origin of dropsonde

First recorded in 1945–50; drop + (radio)sonde
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British Dictionary definitions for dropsonde

dropsonde

noun
  1. meteorol a radiosonde dropped by parachute

Word Origin for dropsonde

C20: drop + (radio) sonde
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