airdrop

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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.

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First Known Use of airdrop

1943


AIRDROP Defined for English Language Learners

airdrop

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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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