airdropped airdropped

Definition(s):

  • (n) delivery of supplies or equipment or personnel by dropping them by parachute from an aircraft

Usage(s):

  1. They made no bacteriological tests themselves, and they did no on-the-spot laboratory work on infected insects supposed to have been airdropped.
  2. Indian commandos are airdropped in Nariman House, where the armed militants are believed to be holed out in Mumbai, November 28, 2008.
  3. I always assumed they airdropped in the busses, or else they brought them in on a freighter.

News

  1. Operation Dead-Mouse Drop

    A group of 2,000 dead mice equipped with cardboard parachutes have been airdropped over a United States Air Force base in Guam in order to poison brown tree snakes.
    on December 3, 2013     Source: The Sideshow via Yahoo! News

  2. The Garry Meier Full Show 12/02/2013 Hour 3

    Garry brings up a story where 2 guys were busted for trying to pick up 260+ pounds of marijuana that was airdropped from a light weight aircraft that carried the payload from Mexico! Then, Garry talks about the parking ban …
    on December 3, 2013     Source: WGN Radio Chicago

Quotes

  1. And the presidential election of 2008 has prompted an air-drop of attorneys in a state better known for bush-pilots: "It's no surprise...... that Democrats have airdropped a mini-army of 30 lawyers investigators and opposition researchers into...
    on Sep 9, 2008 By: John Fund Source: The Swamp - Tribune's Washington Bureau (blog)

  2. "The airdropped provisions are undemocratic - there's no debate or transparency," said Sen. Jim DeMint (RS.C.). "Like earmarks, it's just another tactic politicians use to have an end-run around our constitutional limits."
    on Sep 30, 2009 By: Jim DeMint Source: Politico

  3. "The problems have been where earmarks have been airdropped in," LoBiondo said.
    on Oct 25, 2008 By: Frank LoBiondo Source: Press of Atlantic City

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