parachutist


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parachutist - a person who jumps from aircraft using a parachuteparachutist - 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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Translations
مِظَلّي
výsadkář
faldskærmsudspringer
ejtõernyõs
fallhlífarstökkvari

parachutist

[ˈpærəʃuːtɪst] Nparacaidista mf
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

parachutist

[ˈpærəʃuːtɪst] nparachutiste mf
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

parachutist

nFallschirmspringer(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

parachutist

[ˈpærəʃuːtɪst] nparacadutista m/f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

parachute

(ˈpӕrəʃuːt) noun
an umbrella-shaped piece of light, strong cloth etc beneath which a person etc is tied with ropes so that he etc can come slowly down to the ground from a great height. They made the descent from the plane by parachute; (also adjective) a parachute-jump.
verb
to come down to the ground using a parachute. The troops parachuted into France.
ˈparachutist noun
a person who uses a parachute.
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An RAF parachutist and a spectator have been taken to hospital after they collided, police said.
Shane Derby attended the basic parachutist course in Fort Benning, Ga., achieving his basic qualification.