Meaning of CHUTE in English

CHUTE

chute /ʃuːt/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1800-1900 ; Language: French ; Origin: 'fall' , from Old French cheoir 'to fall' ]

1 . a long narrow structure that slopes down, so that things or people can slide down it from one place to another:

a rubbish chute

a laundry chute

The pool had several water chutes.

2 . informal a ↑ parachute

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