airdropping airdropping

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  • From a southern Formosan base, hardbitten pilots of Marine Air Group 11 were flying round-the-clock cover for Nationalist transport planes airdropping supplies to Little Quemoy.

News

  • WFP Begins South Sudan Food Airdrops

    The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) has started airdropping food aid to remote areas of South Sudan that are unreachable because of insecurity "and other obstacles," including the onset of the rainy season, the U.N. agency said. Enough cereals to feed about 8,000 displaced people for 15 days were airdropped on Tuesday to the town of Ganyiel in Unity state, WFP spokeswoman Challiss McDonough said ...
    on March 19, 2014     Source: Voice of America

Quotes

  1. "It's not possible to reach all the people by boat. The only alternative is airdropping relief material," Kumar said of the state's worst hit Darbhanga district.
    on Aug 3, 2007 By: Nitish Kumar Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. "Nike went into Europe with too strong an American perspective. It didn't work. They tried to build the brand by just 'airdropping' ads in the new markets," says Keller.
    on Oct 15, 2006 By: Kevin Keller Source: Times of India

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