One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An act of dropping supplies or troops by parachute.‘a parachute drop into the sea’
- ‘Bombs began to fall, hypothetically balanced by parachute drops of food packages, blankets, and medicines for its common citizens.’
- ‘We mounted guard against a possible parachute drop on our post.’
- ‘Parachute drops in the water are very common.’
- ‘Operations included a parachute drop of special forces and paratroopers behind enemy lines.’
- ‘An Australian came close to hypothermia after a parachute drop into the sea.’
- ‘His work saw a record level of parachute drops in the area.’
- ‘The brigade is able to carry out parachute drops up to 150 km behind enemy lines or undertake a helicopter-borne air assault.’
- ‘She located parachute drop zones where money and weapons could be passed to Resistance fighters and later coordinated guerrilla warfare.’
- ‘Parachute drops could be made by Whitley and Wellington bombers.’
- ‘Only opposed amphibious landings from the sea and parachute drops in hostile territory are more risky that opposed river crossings.’
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