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English definition of “air drop”

air drop

noun [C]    
the act of bringing supplies or equipment by dropping them from aircraft : UN planes have made air drops to 300 flood-hit villages .Delivering and despatchingEmergency services in general air-drop     verb [T] Emergency services in generalDelivering and despatching
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