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drop cookie a cookie made by dropping dough from a spoon onto the baking sheet, rather than by shaping or rolling it.
drop curtain a stage curtain that is lowered and raised rather than drawn to or from the sides.
drop-down menu a menu in a computer program interface whose title is visible but whose contents are revealed only when a cursor is clicked on the title, allowing a user to choose an item on the menu.
drop-forge to shape (heated metal) with a drop hammer.
drop forging an object made by drop-forging metal.
drop hammer a powered machine consisting of an anvil, on which heated metal is held, and a heavy weight that is raised and then allowed to drop on the metal in order to shape it.
drop in to visit someone.
drop kick a kick, formerly used in football, in which the kicker drops the ball and kicks it as it begins to rebound. (Cf. place kick, punt1.)
drop-kick to kick with or make a drop kick.
drop leaf a hinged board attached to the end of a table, which can be used to make the surface larger and which folds down when not in use.
droplet a small drop, as of water.
drop-off a sudden, sharp slope. [2 definitions]
drop off to fall asleep. [2 definitions]
dropout someone who has quit school, esp. high school, without graduating. [2 definitions]
drop out to stop participating; quit.
dropper a device, usu. consisting of a tube that narrows at one end and a bulb for producing suction at the other, used for taking up a liquid and dispensing it in drops.
drop press see drop hammer.
dropsy an abnormal medical condition characterized by the building up of watery fluid such as lymph or serum in body tissues or cavities.
droshky a low open horse-drawn carriage used primarily in Russia, or a similar vehicle.
drosophila the common fruit fly, used esp. in genetic experiments.
dross anything that is worthless or useless; rubbish. [2 definitions]