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A delivery, as of supplies or troops, by parachute from aircraft.
tr. & intr.v. air·dropped, air·drop·ping, air·drops
To drop or be dropped from an aircraft.
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(Aeronautics) a delivery of supplies, troops, etc, from an aircraft by parachute
vb, -drops, -dropping or -dropped
(Aeronautics) (tr) to deliver (supplies, etc) by an airdrop
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
v. -dropped, -drop•ping,
1. to drop (persons, equipment, etc.) by parachute from an aircraft in flight.n.
2. the act of airdropping.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
The unloading of personnel or materiel from aircraft in flight. See also airdrop platform; air movement; free drop; free fall; high velocity drop; low velocity drop.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Past participle: airdropped
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|Noun||1.||airdrop - delivery of supplies or equipment or personnel by dropping them by parachute from an aircraft; "until then, front line troops will be supplied by airdrop"|
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