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parapente

(ˈpærəˌpɛntɪ)
n
1. (Skiing) Also called: parapenting another name for paraskiing
2. (Skiing) the form of parachute used in this sport
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For instance, parapenting, which is formed in English on the basis of parapente (borrowed from French), is recorded by the OED as early as 1988, and therefore, although diachronically the word might not be English, today it is pointless to consider it a false Anglicism.
Samoens is a stunning mountain resort winter or summer, whether skiing, climbing, dog sledding, tobogganing, going to the spa, hiking with donkeys or parapenting.
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However, I've got a parapenting licence and have skydived and bungee-jumped in the past.
Which is why we'd gone parapenting - skiiing off a cliff then gliding over the mountains by parachute while strapped to an instructor.