Meaning of CHUTE in English

CHUTE

n.

Variant: also shute

Pronunciation: ' shüt

Function: noun

Etymology: French, from Old French, from cheoir to fall, from Latin cadere ― more at CHANCE

Date: 1805

1 a : FALL 6B b : a quick descent (as in a river) : RAPID

2 : an inclined plane, sloping channel, or passage down or through which things may pass : SLIDE

3 : PARACHUTE

4 : SPINNAKER

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