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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Udinese are in dreadful form and look destined to be dragged into the drop zone. SI.com, "Udinese vs Inter Preview: Previous Encounter, Key Battle, Team News & More," 5 May 2018 The drop zone was located at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "What It's Like to Jump Out of a C-130 Just Like a Real Soldier," 11 May 2016 The Eagles are almost certainly safe from the drop now after a run of four straight games without defeat has taken them six points above the drop zone with two games to go. SI.com, "Stoke City vs Crystal Palace Preview: Classic Encounter, Key Battle, Team News, Prediction & More," 4 May 2018 Stoke are a point behind the Saints, who are outside the drop zone on goal difference. SI.com, "Southampton vs Stoke City Preview: Classic Encounter, Key Battle, Team News, Prediction & More," 2 Mar. 2018 Freiburg struggled following the sale of key man Maximilian Philipp, finishing 15th in the Bundesliga last season, just three points above the drop zone. SI.com, "Arsenal Reportedly Reach Verbal Agreement to Sign €40m Rated Defender Caglar Soyuncu," 27 June 2018 The Eagles manager has guided his side to the brink of Premier League safety, currently sat in fourteenth place, six points from the drop zone. SI.com, "Crystal Palace Interested in Signing Belgium Midfielder Leander Dendoncker," 26 Apr. 2018 Millen's current side MK Dons are in a similarly precarious position in League One - one place and one point above the drop zone, with Rochdale below them in possession of two games in hand. SI.com, "Former Assistant Manager Firmly Believes Crystal Palace Can Stay in the Premier League This Season," 5 Apr. 2018 Swansea had hoped for better after winning three out of four games at the start of the year, lifting them out of the drop zone. SI.com, "Swansea City vs Stoke City Preview: Recent Form, Previous Encounter, Team News, Predictions & More," 12 May 2018

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First Known Use of drop zone

circa 1943, in the meaning defined above

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