Definition of paradrop in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈparədrɒp/


A descent or delivery by parachute.
Example sentences
  • In December 1944, there was a successful paradrop of commandos in a forested mountainous terrain near Eifel who took control of advantageous grounds and mountain passes.
  • In the chaos of the nighttime paradrop into Normandy, France, Easy Company, like its sister airborne units, is scattered far and wide across the enemy terrain.
  • Beyond the intelligence obtained, Cadwalader wrote, perhaps the greatest accomplishment of Coldfeet ‘was to prove the practicality of paradrop and aerotriever recovery to conduct investigations in otherwise inaccessible areas.’

verb (paradrops, paradropping, paradropped)

[with object]
Drop by parachute: the planes paradrop vital supplies
More example sentences
  • It is important to note that up to 30 percent of an aggregate assault force can be airlifted and paradropped.
  • There are reports that American troops will paradrop in - secure that area first.
  • This makes it possible to conduct air assault operations in a local war and to paradrop operational and tactical assault forces.

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