drop zone


Definition of drop zone

: the area in which troops, supplies, or equipment are to be air-dropped also : the target on which a skydiver lands

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With the club already plummeting towards the drop zone and the January transfer window already halfway complete, Stoke needed a truly influential manager to turn around the clubs fortunes. SI.com, "What Happened Stokealona? Examining Where it All Went Wrong for a Once Promising Stoke City Side," 8 May 2018 Initially, Chinese officials said the grid fins should allow a hard landing within a smaller drop zone. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: China discovers grid fins, NASA acknowledges Starship program," 2 Aug. 2019 By January of the new year, HdF teams take to the roads the race will cross in order to locate nearby landing fields and drop zones (including those on private property). Eric Tegler, Ars Technica, "The helicopter team that films the Tour de France is one of a kind," 11 July 2019 As a pathfinder, Sanders was responsible for setting up drop zones for airborne troops and landing zones for helicopters. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "A 20-pound cat with a squeaky purr helped a veteran fight off his darkest memories," 25 June 2019 Silva went nine games unbeaten with Monaco, and was a pivotal figure in the ascent out of the drop zone. SI.com, "Leicester City Loan Players: How They Got on Away From the King Power During the 2018/19 Season," 17 June 2019 Cardiff were in and around the drop zone for much of the season and their relegation was confirmed in May following a 3-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace. SI.com, "Liverpool Make Initial Enquiry Over Availability of £10m-Rated Neil Etheridge," 7 June 2019 While Allied airborne forces parachuted into drop zones across northern France, ground troops landed on five assault beaches – Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. Fox News, "How D-Day technology made Operation Overlord a success," 7 June 2019 Advertising Udinese moved five points clear of the drop zone and will be safe if Empoli fail to beat Torino on Sunday. Daniella Matar, The Seattle Times, "Roma’s hopes of qualifying for Champs League all but over," 18 May 2019

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First Known Use of drop zone

circa 1943, in the meaning defined above

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