Definition of free drop in US English:

free drop

noun

  • 1An unbroken fall, without impediment or drag; = "free fall".

  • 2Golf a legal repositioning of the ball without penalty after it has landed in a spot which is judged to be unplayable.

  • 3A parachute descent made with a free parachute (now rare).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Information for People.