drop zone

noun
an area into which paratroopers, soldiers, or supplies are landed from aircraft for a military operation. Abbreviation: DZ

Origin:
1940–45

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Example sentences
As one car drops from the sky, another races the same distance across the ground, to beat it to the drop zone.
The drop zone is a designated landing area clear of obstacles, and is usually marked.
All parachute systems performed as planned and all test hardware was safely recovered from the drop zone without damage.
Their parachutes popped open and they drifted with the wind back to the east, towards the saddle, and settled into the drop zone.
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