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drop zone

n.
The area into which soldiers or supplies are parachuted from an aircraft.

drop′ zone`


n.
an area into which paratroopers, soldiers, or supplies are landed from aircraft for a military operation. Abbr.: DZ
[1940–45]

drop zone

A specific area upon which airborne troops, equipment, or supplies are airdropped. Also called DZ.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drop zone - an agreed area where military supplies are dropped to ground troops
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
zone - an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
Translations

drop zone

n (for supplies) → Abwurfgebiet nt; (for parachutists) → Absprunggebiet nt