I think that you will find that a "voltage drop" is the generally accepted term to indicate that a voltage is developed across a resistive element when a current is passed through that resistance. The "voltage drop" occurs across the terminals of the resistance, and this "drop" is taken away from other elements in the circuit - eg.
100 Ohms is placed across a 100 Volt source. One ampere will flow. An additional 1 Ohm resistance is connected in series with the 100 Ohm load. The 1 Ohm resistance will develop a (almost) 1 Volt drop across its terminals, leaving less than 100 Ohms to be developed across the load.
Current limiting resistors are often refered to as "dropper resistors", because of what they do.