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[reyn-drop] /ˈreɪnˌdrɒp/
a drop of rain.
Origin of raindrop
before 1000; Middle English rein-drop(e); Old English regndropa; see rain, drop Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When sunlight hits a raindrop, some photons glance off the surface.
  • Therefore, as a first estimate, the bullet is probably on the same order of magnitude as a raindrop.
  • If the raindrop is not present, follow the steps below.
  • raindrop impact on some types of newly cultivated soils can cause the formation of surface seals and crusts.
  • When a raindrop falls upon the ocean's surface, it creates a pulse of sound within the ocean.
  • raindrop traces the flow of water from the user's home location to a downstream watershed location.
Word Origin and History for raindrop

Old English rendropa; see rain (n.) + drop (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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