Definitions for: Parachute


[n] rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
[v] drop from an airplane and descend with a parachute



Webster (1913) Definition: Par"a*chute, n. [F., fr. paper to ward off, guard +
chute a fall. See Parry, and Chute, Chance.]
1. A contrivance somewhat in the form of an umbrella, by
means of which a descent may be made from a balloon, or
any eminence.



2. (Zo["o]l.) A web or fold of skin which extends between the
legs of certain mammals, as the flying squirrels, colugo,
and phalangister.

Synonyms: chute, sky dive

See Also: bound, canopy, come down, descend, dive, drogue, drogue chute, drogue parachute, fall, glide, go down, harness, jump, leap, parasail, plunge, plunk, rescue equipment, ripcord, shroud, spring, static line

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