Origin of dry run
Related formsdry-run, adjective
Examples from the Web for dry run
Could you give us an estimate of how much time they used in this dry-run practice, each?
Would practice without actually firing the weapon be helpful—that is, a dry-run practice?
British Dictionary definitions for dry run
Idioms and Phrases with dry run
A trial exercise or rehearsal, as in Regard this as a dry run for tonight's ceremony. This term, using dry in the sense of “unproductive,” was at first employed mainly in the military for simulated bombings in which no bombs were dropped. [c. 1940]