parachuting


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par·a·chute

 (păr′ə-sho͞ot′)
n.
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
v.tr.
To drop (supplies or troops, for example) by means of a parachute.
v.intr.
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.

parachuting

(ˈpærəʃuːtɪŋ)
n
(Aeronautics) the hobby, sport, or practice of landing by parachute from an aircraft
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

parachuting

[ˈpærəʃuːtɪŋ] nparachutisme m freefall parachuting
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A disaster almost occurred during a parachuting exercise when a military plane passed through a parachute landing route just as the paratroopers jumped from the plane and opened parachutes.
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Witnesses watched Mr Jones, a qualified British Parachuting Association (BPA) instructor, who lived in Pontyclun, spiral to the ground before landing at the end of a runway.
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