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airdrop

[air-drop] /ˈɛərˌdrɒp/
verb (used with object), airdropped, airdropping.
1.
to drop (persons, equipment, etc.) by parachute from an aircraft in flight.
noun
2.
the act or process of airdropping.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; air1 + drop
Related forms
air-droppable, adjective
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Examples from the web for airdrop
  • Accurate estimations of the height and velocity of precision airdrop systems are required to control final deceleration maneuvers.
  • The aircraft will be configured with all the necessary equipment for transport and airdrop of personnel, equipment, and supplies.
British Dictionary definitions for airdrop

airdrop

/ˈɛəˌdrɒp/
noun
1.
a delivery of supplies, troops, etc, from an aircraft by parachute
verb -drops, -dropping, -dropped
2.
(transitive) to deliver (supplies, etc) by an airdrop
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