Definition of airdrop
: delivery of cargo, emergency supplies, or personnel by parachute from an airplane in flight
air–droppableplay \-ˌdrä-pə-bəl\ adjective
Examples of airdrop in a Sentence
The group organized an airdrop of food for the refugees.
Recent Examples of airdrop from the Web
The Der Ezzor airdrops are part of a broader humanitarian relief plan brokered by the U.N. special envoy, Staffan de Mistura, and backed by Russia and the United States.
The provincial council sent a request to the federal government and the U.S.-led coalition for an airdrop of essential food supplies two months ago but has not received a response, said Hussam al-Abar, one of its members.
The base has long been cut off from other areas of regime control and can only be resupplied by airdrops, but it was recently reinforced by about 1,000 Syrian soldiers, giving the regime in Damascus some fighting power in the area.
For example, instead of waiting for supplies via an airdrop, a soldier on the battlefield could print out a chemical sensor to detect explosives, or a medical tool to tend to a wounded comrade.
Residents are asking for a renewal of the truce and airdrops of food if the government continues to deny permission for convoys.
The Caribou’s dramatic airdrops should be a regular sight in the war’s waning years.
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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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