a rehearsal or practice exercise.
Military. practice in firing arms without using live ammunition.
(military) practice in weapon firing, a drill, or a manoeuvre without using live ammunition
(informal) a trial or practice, esp in simulated conditions; rehearsal
A tryout, practice version, or rehearsal of something planned: One more dry run, then tomorrow we do it (1940s+)
: so the medical staff could ”dry run” their equipment
A trial exercise or rehearsal, as in Regard this as a dry run for tonight’s ceremony. This term, using dry in the sense of “unproductive,” was at first employed mainly in the military for simulated bombings in which no bombs were dropped. [ c. 1940 ]
[drahy] /draɪ/ adjective, drier, driest. 1. free from moisture or excess moisture; not moist; not wet: a dry towel; dry air. 2. having or characterized by little or no rain: a dry climate; the dry season. 3. characterized by absence, deficiency, or failure of natural or ordinary moisture. 4. not under, in, or on water: […]
[drahy-sawl-ter] /ˈdraɪˌsɔl tər/ noun, British. 1. a dealer in chemicals and dyes. /ˈdraɪˌsɔːltə/ noun 1. (obsolete) a dealer in certain chemical products, such as dyestuffs and gums, and in dried, tinned, or salted foods and edible oils
[drahy-sawlt] /ˈdraɪˌsɔlt/ verb (used with object) 1. to cure or preserve (meat, hides, etc.) by drying and salting. verb 1. to preserve (food) by salting and removing moisture
/ˈdraɪzdeɪl/ noun 1. Sir George Russell. 1912–81, Australian painter, esp of landscapes /ˈdraɪzdeɪl/ noun 1. a New Zealand breed of sheep with hair growing among its wool: bred for its coat which is used in making carpets