parasailing


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par·a·sail

 (păr′ə-sāl′)
n.
A parachute that is designed with openings or extensions to allow airflow and is towed behind an automobile or motorboat to lift a rider attached by a harness into the air.
intr.v. par·a·sailed, par·a·sail·ing, par·a·sails
To be pulled into the air while harnessed to such a parachute.


par′a·sail′er n.

parasailing

(ˈpærəˌseɪlɪŋ)
n
(Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a sport in which a water-skier wearing a parachute is towed by a speedboat, becomes airborne, and sails along in the air

par•a•sail•ing

(ˈpær əˌseɪ lɪŋ)

n.
the sport of soaring while harnessed to a parasail.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parasailing - gliding in a parasailparasailing - gliding in a parasail    
gliding, sailplaning, soaring, glide, sailing - the activity of flying a glider
Translations
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parasailing

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