parachuter


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parachuter - a person who jumps from aircraft using a parachuteparachuter - a person who jumps from aircraft using a parachute
jumper - a person who jumps; "as the jumper neared the ground he lost control"; "the jumper's parachute opened"
skydiver - a person who jumps from a plane and performs various gymnastic maneuvers before pulling the parachute cord
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