airdrop


air·drop

noun \-ˌdräp\

: the act or action of delivering supplies by parachute from an airplane during an emergency when other methods are not possible

Full Definition of AIRDROP

:  delivery of cargo, emergency supplies, or personnel by parachute from an airplane in flight
air–drop transitive verb
air–drop·pa·ble \-ˌdrä-pə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of AIRDROP

  1. The group organized an airdrop of food for the refugees.

First Known Use of AIRDROP

1943

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