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

Examples of drop zone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new mudroom serves both the front door and the entrance from the garage with a tile floor, a bench, a cabinet for coats, wall hooks and a drop zone for keys. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "Swedish-inspired makeover transforms modest-sized St. Anthony home," 30 Oct. 2020 His M1 rifle had been lost but was later found by a French farmer in Picauville, just south of the drop zone where the 508th landed. Washington Post, "A dead soldier’s rifle and a trove of artifacts to debut in new Army museum," 13 Oct. 2020 So the demonstration moves the car from its first destination to a different spot in a perpendicular row of spaces before finally returning to the initial drop zone to be reunited with its driver. Annie White, Car and Driver, "Ford Working with Bosch to Perfect a Fully Automated Parking System," 26 Aug. 2020 Approaching the drop zone, the bomb bay bell jangled loudly, the payload door retracted, and the plane gave a gentle lurch. oregonlive, "Memorial Day 2020: Remembering 2 Oregon airmen in World War II," 24 May 2020 Hooks and a bench just inside the door create a drop zone for shoes and coats. Lacey Howard, Better Homes & Gardens, "This Custom She Shed Is a Tiny Getaway Filled with Cozy Cottage Details," 13 May 2020 Lampard himself was actually playing for West Ham the last time that Chelsea were stationed in the drop zone, not completing his move to Stamford Bridge until July 2001. SI.com, "Chelsea in Relegation Zone for First Time Since Start of the Century," 12 Aug. 2019 The company says its drones can deliver from restaurant to drop zone in less than three minutes. Alyssa Newcomb, Fortune, "Manna from heaven? In Dublin, ice cream will soon deliver via drone," 26 Feb. 2020 Only one other player on the squad besides Pukki has scored this season, which has led to the Canaries amassing only three points in four matches and has them in the drop zone already. Si Wire, SI.com, "Norwich City vs. Manchester City Live Stream, TV Channel: Watch Premier League Online," 14 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of drop zone

circa 1943, in the meaning defined above

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7 Nov 2020

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“Drop zone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20zone. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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