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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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Most incredibly of all, her unlikely snowboarding and base-jumping sequences wouldn't disgrace some Bond movies.