drop-test

\\ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ transitive verb
Etymology: drop test
: to test by dropping under trial conditions

drop-testing parachutes with dummies

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a test of the strength of an object or piece of equipment by dropping it from a height or by dropping something weighty on it: »

During the first drop test…the vehicle failed to level out after the initial pitch-over (Science News).

drop-test «DROP TEHST», transitive verb.
to put to a drop test: »

Small-scale models [of a boat dropped from a spacecraft] have been repeatedly drop-tested in laboratory experiments (Time).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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