air·​drop ˈer-ˌdräp How to pronounce airdrop (audio)
: delivery of cargo, emergency supplies, or personnel by parachute from an airplane in flight
air-drop transitive verb
air-droppable adjective

Examples of airdrop in a Sentence

The group organized an airdrop of food for the refugees.
Recent Examples on the Web Those individuals, if not based in the U.S., received an airdrop of 25 WLD tokens. Byben Weiss, Fortune Crypto, 24 July 2023 The Soldier Center’s purview these days includes not just textiles and uniforms but shelters, airdrop systems, weaponry, and food. Patricia Marx, The New Yorker, 19 June 2023 Among the tasks Tweto was filmed tackling were airdrops, in which gear is dropped off a plane midflight. Ben Brasch, Washington Post, 18 June 2023 In its first airdrop, some of the top claimants took home more than $1 million in free crypto, according to Decrypt. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune Crypto, 1 June 2023 In an effort to compete with OpenSea and Blur, which uses crypto airdrops to incentivize traders, Magic Eden will institute a -0.25% fee for NFTs. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune Crypto, 25 May 2023 For one year, the RarePass holders will get one airdrop per month from 12 artists who will create a series of 250 unique works, one for each pass holder. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune, 11 Nov. 2022 The NFTs will give buyers access to holder-only airdrops, priority access to playtesting, and early access to ownership opportunities within the Wildcard Universe. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune Crypto, 7 Apr. 2023 In part, thanks to its token airdrops, Blur has overtaken OpenSea as the most popular marketplace, sporting $1.04 billion in sales volume over the past 30 days, compared with OpenSea’s $479 million, according to data from DappRadar. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune Crypto, 26 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of airdrop was in 1943

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“Airdrop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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air·​drop -ˌdräp How to pronounce airdrop (audio)
: delivery of cargo, supplies, or people by parachute from an airplane
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