airdrop

play
noun air·drop \-ˌdräp\

Definition of airdrop

  1. :  delivery of cargo, emergency supplies, or personnel by parachute from an airplane in flight

air–drop

transitive verb

air–droppable

play \-ˌdrä-pə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of airdrop in a sentence

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

1943

First Known Use of airdrop

1943


AIRDROP Defined for English Language Learners

airdrop

play
noun air·drop \-ˌdräp\

Definition of airdrop for English Language Learners

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up airdrop? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

very important or noticeable

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ