air-drop
transitive verb see airdrop

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • air|drop — «AIR DROP», noun, verb, dropped, drop|ping. –n. the act or system of delivering food, supplies, cargo, or persons by parachute from aircraft in flight: »But Army rescue teams radioed that in many cases where food was urgently needed it was… …   Useful english dictionary

  • air-drop — air drops, air dropping, air dropped (in AM, also use airdrop) 1) N COUNT An air drop is a delivery of supplies by aircraft to an area that is hard to get to. The supplies are dropped from the aircraft on parachutes. 2) VERB If a country or… …   English dictionary

  • air-drop — verb drop (an object) from the air; unload from a plane or helicopter • Hypernyms: ↑drop, ↑drop off, ↑set down, ↑put down, ↑unload, ↑discharge • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • air-drop — 1. noun A delivery of goods or equipment by dropping from an aircraft in flight. 2. verb To deliver goods or equipment by dropping from an …   Wiktionary

  • air drop — n. delivery of equipment aid or troops from an airplane …   English contemporary dictionary

  • air·drop — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Air Mobility Rodeo — The Air Mobility Rodeo is a biennial, international airlift competition hosted by the United States Air Force Air Mobility Command.OverviewAir Mobility Command gathers wings from active duty, reserve, and Air National Guard units from across the… …   Wikipedia

  • drop — 1 verb FALL/ALLOW TO FALL 1 (T) to stop holding or carrying something so that it falls: I must have dropped my scarf on the bus. | The dog dropped a stick at George s feet. 2 FALL (I) to fall suddenly, especially from a high place: A bottle… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • drop — [[t]drɒ̱p[/t]] ♦♦ drops, dropping, dropped 1) V ERG If a level or amount drops or if someone or something drops it, it quickly becomes less. [V prep/adv] Temperatures can drop to freezing at night... [V prep/adv] Once the rate rises it never… …   English dictionary

  • drop — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English dropa; akin to Old High German tropfo drop Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) the quantity of fluid that falls in one spherical mass (2) plural a dose of medicine… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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