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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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 Spal moved to 14th, two points above the drop zone, after beating already relegated Benevento 2-0. Emmeline Moore, chicagotribune.com, "Serie A Recap: Juventus close in on league title after Napoli draw," 6 May 2018 The Swans currently sit just one point above the drop zone, and face 18th placed Southampton next Tuesday in arguably their most important game of the season. SI.com, "Bournemouth vs Swansea City Preview: Previous Encounter, Key Battle, Team News & More," 4 May 2018 Designed to move airborne troops out from the drop zone in a hurry, the new air-droppable vehicles were originally procured for special forces but have found a new home. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "U.S. Airborne Troops Set to Get New Ground Mobility Vehicle," 24 Apr. 2018 Currently, Brighton sits seven points clear of the drop zone in a crowded race to avoid falling out of the league. Avi Creditor, SI.com, "How to Watch Brighton vs. Tottenham: Live Stream, TV Channel," 17 Apr. 2018

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circa 1943, in the meaning defined above

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