Definition of airdrop in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛːdrɒp/


An act of dropping supplies, troops, or equipment by parachute from an aircraft: British planes would not be involved in the airdrops [mass noun]: supply to the front line will be by airdrop
More example sentences
  • This directorate also certifies aircraft for the airdrop of personnel and equipment.
  • The aircraft provides troop and equipment transport, airdrop and medical evacuation for cargo weighing up to 7,820 pounds.
  • With heavy equipment airdrops, the user is responsible for rigging the loads, a labor-intensive process requiring specialized materials.

verb (airdrops, airdropping, airdropped)

[with object]
Drop (supplies, troops, etc.) by parachute: the military will airdrop relief supplies
More example sentences
  • During the Korean war, for example, it made more than 100 hazardous overflights of mainland China, airdropping agents and supplies.
  • The French were therefore airdropped into the valley to build a series of strong points, not all within supporting distance of each other, around the 0.62 mile airstrip upon which the fortress was to depend for supplies.
  • Millions of leaflets were airdropped along with tons of humanitarian rations.

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