air·​drop | \ ˈer-ˌdräp How to pronounce airdrop (audio) \

Definition of airdrop

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

Other Words from airdrop

air-drop transitive verb
air-droppable \ ˈer-​ˌdrä-​pə-​bəl How to pronounce airdrop (audio) \ adjective

Examples of airdrop in a Sentence

The group organized an airdrop of food for the refugees.
Recent Examples on the Web This same type of scam was seen in March after the ApeCoin drop by Yuga Labs and its Bored Ape Yacht Club, exploiting the fear of missing out surrounding the token’s airdrop. Taylor Locke, Fortune, 19 Apr. 2022 The airdrop recipients will benefit by gaining free access to the platform for a year thereby bypassing the $49 monthly subscription fee charged by Evai. Rufas Kamau, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 The government announced the airdrop through a tweet early Thursday, saying it was confirmed for Thursday at 6 p.m. local time. Fortune, 3 Mar. 2022 Ukraine is not the first government to plan a cryptocurrency airdrop. Fortune, 3 Mar. 2022 Usually, a company conducts an airdrop as a promotional tool to increase the number of users for a new token or blockchain project. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 3 Mar. 2022 Less than two days later, Federov announced that the airdrop was canceled. Washington Post, 27 Feb. 2022 But witnesses and rescue workers told CNN that shelling and explosions preceded an airdrop of US forces shortly after midnight and targeted a house in the Syrian-Turkish border area of Atmeh, in the rebel enclave of Idlib. Aditi Sangal, CNN, 3 Feb. 2022 The Inspiration Collection includes work by the 40 Genesis artists and was an airdrop to all holders. Time, 26 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of airdrop

1943, in the meaning defined above

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13 May 2022

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“Airdrop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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