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BASE jump

also base jump  (bās)
n.
A parachute jump from a high structure or a precipitous earth formation.

[b(uilding) + a(ntenna tower) + s(pan) + e(arth) + jump.]

BASE′-jump′ v.
BASE jumper n.
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It was reported by his friends that one of the other base jumpers was a paramedic, who immediately jumped to his aid.
BASE jumpers usually wear a parachute and a wingsuit, which allows safe travel through the sky.
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Apparently, two BASE jumpers climbed over the railing of the Perrine Bridge and leaping at about the same time.
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Base jumpers break world record with leap from Burj Khalifa pinnacle
The design details of a platform which enabled two base jumpers to plunge 828m to earth from the pinnacle of the Burj Khalifa have been revealed.
They are used most commonly by BASE jumpers (parachutists who specialize in jumping off of things like buildings and bridges) who use the suits to glide as they fall.

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