vertical drop

vertical drop

[′vərd·ə·kəl ′dräp]
(mechanics)
The drop of an object in trajectory or along a plumb line, measured vertically from its line of departure to the object.
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The vertical drop demonstrates the remarkable safety credentials of the new model, which has already won the maximum five-star safety rating from US safety agencies.
This consultation covers the supply and commissioning of a telescopic boom truck for unloading and loading of containers full of 20, 30 and 40 feet; on river barge in vertical drop.
But as I sit on the edge of the world's first vertical drop tower - complete with 90-degree tilt function - I don't really notice anything that's going on around me.
With 249 acres, a 1300 foot vertical drop and more than 40 trails, Shawnee Peak has been a popular Main ski resort for more than 77 years.
With a vertical drop of more than 2,100 feet, the Sundance ZipTour is expected to have the most vertical zip line drop in the country.
The following is a list of great ski areas that are within a 2-hour helicopter flight from Manhattan, according to blogger Anna Macsai: Whiteface, NY Whiteface is known for having the greatest vertical drop in the eastern US (3,430 ft).
The additional elevation will give Taos a lift-served vertical drop of more than 3,000 feet.
1 WHISTLER BLACKCOMB, British Columbia THE towering mountains here provide the best skiing in North America, with the biggest vertical drop.
Chamonix offers the world's greatest lift-served vertical drop and boasts 152km of piste.
They have other choices for skiing in Quebec, but Jay Peak's mountain is higher, with a bigger vertical drop.
Experiments had been undertaken with a crash test dummy of a nine-month-old child, Mr Smith said, revealing the vertical drop inside the chute to be 44ft (13.