airdrop

noun air·drop \ -ˌdräp \
|Updated on: 6 Jun 2018

Definition of airdrop

: 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.

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First Known Use of airdrop

1943

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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


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