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.
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
Translations
مِظَلّي
výsadkář
faldskærmsudspringer
ejtõernyõs
fallhlífarstökkvari

parachutist

[ˈpærəʃuːtɪst] Nparacaidista mf

parachutist

[ˈpærəʃuːtɪst] nparachutiste mf

parachutist

nFallschirmspringer(in) m(f)

parachutist

[ˈpærəʃuːtɪst] nparacadutista m/f

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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He earned the Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge (Honor Graduate), Air Assault Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Flight Crew Badge, German Marksmanship Award (Silver), German Proficiency Badge (Gold), German Parachutist Badge, Chilean Parachutist Badge, Marine Corps/Navy Parachutist Insignia, and is a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club as well as a recipient of the Order of Military Medical Merit.