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chute

 (sho͞ot)
n.
1.
a. An inclined trough, passage, or channel through or down which things may pass.
b. A narrow, usually fenced passage for horses or cattle.
c. A usually straight extension of one side of an oval racetrack, used to start certain longer races so that the finish line can be kept on a straightaway in front of the stands or clubhouse.
d. A gated stall that is used to hold and release animals into an open area, especially horses and steers being ridden in a rodeo.
2. A waterfall or rapid.
3. A parachute.
v. chut·ed, chut·ing, chutes
v.tr.
To convey or deposit by a chute.
v.intr.
To go or descend by a chute.
Idiom:
out of the chute
At the very beginning; right away: Sales were strong right out of the chute.

[French, a fall, alteration (influenced by chu) of Old French cheoite, from feminine past participle of cheoir, to fall, from Vulgar Latin *cadēre, from Latin cadere; see kad- in Indo-European roots. Sense 3, short for parachute.]

chute

(ʃuːt)
n
1. an inclined channel or vertical passage down which water, parcels, coal, etc, may be dropped
2. (Individual Sports, other than specified) a steep slope, used as a slide as for toboggans
3. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a slide into a swimming pool
4. (Agriculture) a narrow passageway through which animals file for branding, spraying, etc
5. (Physical Geography) a rapid or waterfall
[C19: from Old French cheoite, feminine past participle of cheoir to fall, from Latin cadere; in some senses, a variant spelling of shoot]

chute

(ʃuːt)
n, vb
(Aeronautics) informal short for parachute
ˈchutist n

chute1

(ʃut)

n., v. chut•ed, chut•ing. n.
1. an inclined channel, as a trough or shaft, for conveying water, grain, etc., to a lower level.
2. a waterfall or steep descent, as in a river.
3. a water slide, as at an amusement park.
4. a steep slope, as for tobogganing.
v.t.
5. to move or deposit, by or as if by means of a chute.
v.i.
6. to descend by or as if by means of a chute.
[1715–25; < French, Middle French < Old French cheoite a fall (< Vulgar Latin *cadēre, for Latin cadere; compare cadence, case1)]

chute2

(ʃut)

n., v. chut•ed, chut•ing. n.
1. a parachute.
v.i.
2. to descend from the air by parachute.
v.t.
3. to drop from an aircraft by parachute.
[1915–20, Amer.; by shortening]
chut′ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chute - rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fallchute - rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
canopy - the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air
drogue chute, drogue parachute, drogue - a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly
drogue parachute - a small parachute that pulls the main parachute from its storage pack
harness - a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)
parasail - parachute that will lift a person up into the air when it is towed by a motorboat or a car
rescue equipment - equipment used to rescue passengers in case of emergency
ripcord - a cord that is pulled to open a parachute from its pack during a descent
shroud - a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute
static line - a cord used instead of a ripcord to open a parachute; the cord is attached at one end to the aircraft and temporarily attached to the pack of a parachute at the other; it opens the parachute after the jumper is clear of the plane
2.chute - sloping channel through which things can descend
coal chute - a chute for coal
gutter, trough - a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
runway - a chute down which logs can slide
skid - one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
water chute - chute with flowing water down which toboggans and inner tubes and people slide into a pool
Verb1.chute - jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
dive, plunge, plunk - drop steeply; "the stock market plunged"
sky dive, skydive - jump from an airplane and perform various maneuvers before opening one's parachute

chute

noun slope, channel, slide, incline, runway, gutter, trough, ramp Passengers escaped from the plane by sliding down emergency chutes.
Translations
قَناةٌ مُنْحَدِرَهمِظَلَّهمُنْحَدَرٌ يَلْعَبُ الأولادُ عَلَيْهِ
padákpeřejeskluzavkaskluzný žlab
faldskærmrutschebaneslidske
kourukuilulaskuvarjoränni
fallhlíffallrenna, sorprennarennibraut
latakaslovelisparašiutasšliuožynė
izpletnisslidkalniņšslīpa teknevads
sklzný žľab
atma kanalıkaydırma oluğukızakparaşüt

chute

[ʃuːt] N
1. (for rubbish) → vertedero m
2. (Brit) (in playground, swimming pool) → tobogán m
3. (= parachute) → paracaídas m inv

chute

[ˈʃuːt] n
[plane] → glissière f
(also rubbish chute) → vide-ordures m inv
(in swimming pool)toboggan m
(= parachute) → parachute m
(for coal)déversoir m

chute

n
Rutsche f; (= garbage chute)Müllschlucker m
(= rapid in river)Stromschnelle f
(inf: = parachute) → Fallschirm m
(in playground) → Rutschbahn f, → Rutsche f

chute

[ʃuːt] n (for parcels, coal, in swimming pool) → scivolo (also rubbish chute) → canale m di scarico (fam) = parachute

chute

(ʃuːt) noun
1. a sloping channel for sending down water, rubbish etc.
2. a similar structure in a playground, for children to slide down.
3. a parachute.
References in classic literature ?
Here was the chute, with its river of hogs, all patiently toiling upward; there was a place for them to rest to cool off, and then through another passageway they went into a room from which there is no returning for hogs.
In these chutes the stream of animals was continuous; it was quite uncanny to watch them, pressing on to their fate, all unsuspicious a very river of death.
One morning about daybreak I found a canoe and crossed over a chute to the main shore -- it was only two hundred yards -- and paddled about a mile up a crick amongst the cypress woods, to see if I couldn't get some berries.
If we had been told to load a herd of cattle on a steamer, our method would have been to hire a Hagenbeck to train the cattle for a couple of years, so that they would know enough to walk aboard of the ship when he gave the signal; but to-day, if we had to ship cattle, we would know enough to make a greased chute and slide them on board in a jiffy.
She had visualized him filling his car, and mentally had followed his coal as it was carried up to the surface to be dumped into the hopper, weighed and dropped down the chute into the flat cars.
We struck a polished chute, the opening above us closed as magically as it had opened, and we shot down, unharmed, into a dimly lighted apartment far below the arena.
This chute was not more than twice as wide and high as a Saratoga trunk, and was walled, roofed and floored with solid blocks of Egyptian granite as wide as a wardrobe, twice as thick and three times as long.
Herb Blewett fell off the hayloft last Wednesday, and rolled right down through the turnip chute into the box stall, where they had a fearful wild, cross horse, and rolled right under his heels.
The valley of the river Des Chutes, is also admirably calculated for a great grazing country.
Warn the men, and arrange tanks and chutes accordingly; for Harvey Cheyne is in a hurry, a hurry-a hurry," sang the wires.
I've asked her out repeatedly, to the theatre and the chutes and such things.
So, to Coney me and Tobin went, thinking that a turn at the chutes and the smell of the popcorn might raise the heart in his bosom.