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1. An apparatus used to retard free fall from an aircraft, consisting of a light, usually hemispherical canopy attached by cords to a harness and worn or stored folded until deployed in descent.
2. Any of various similar unpowered devices that are used for retarding free-speeding or free-falling motion.
v. par·a·chut·ed, par·a·chut·ing, par·a·chutes
To drop (supplies or troops, for example) by means of a parachute.
To descend by means of a parachute.

[French : para(sol), parasol; see parasol + chute, fall; see chute.]

par′a·chut′ic adj.
par′a·chut′ist, par′a·chut′er n.


(Aeronautics) the hobby, sport, or practice of landing by parachute from an aircraft
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Noun1.parachuting - descent with a parachuteparachuting - descent with a parachute; "he had done a lot of parachuting in the army"
skydiving - performing acrobatics in free fall before pulling the ripcord of a parachute
descent - the act of changing your location in a downward direction


[ˈpærəʃuːtɪŋ] nparachutisme m freefall parachuting
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