dead drop

noun

: a prearranged hiding place for the deposit and pickup of information obtained through espionage

Word History

Etymology

so called from the absence of personal contact between the agents

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“Dead drop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dead%20drop. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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