1. Short for backdrop
2a. Verb. To release
an object, subjecting it to the force of gravity.
2b. Noun. Mechanism to achieve the above: "balloon drop," "confetti drop," "Kabuki drop
," (also see drop box
); "NYC Times Square NYE Ball drop."
3. Gaming parlance. Noun. Total amount wagered by patrons: "We didn't make any money on the box office
for the Wayne Newton show, but the casino drop was up over $100,000."