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par·a·sail

 (păr′ə-sāl′)
n.
A parachute that is designed with openings or extensions to allow airflow and is towed behind an automobile or motorboat to lift a rider attached by a harness into the air.
intr.v. par·a·sailed, par·a·sail·ing, par·a·sails
To be pulled into the air while harnessed to such a parachute.


par′a·sail′er n.
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parasail

(ˈpærəˌseɪl)
vb (intr)
(Extreme Sports) to take part in the sport of parasailing
n
(Extreme Sports) the parachute used in parasailing
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par•a•sail

(ˈpær əˌseɪl)

n.
1. a parachutelike device that enables the user to soar when towed behind a car or motorboat.
v.i.
2. to engage in parasailing.
[1965–70]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parasail - parachute that will lift a person up into the air when it is towed by a motorboat or a carparasail - parachute that will lift a person up into the air when it is towed by a motorboat or a car
chute, parachute - rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
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