Meaning of PARACHUTE in English

PARACHUTE

n. & v.

--n.

1. a rectangular or umbrella-shaped apparatus allowing a person or heavy object attached to it to descend slowly from a height, esp. from an aircraft, or to retard motion in other ways.

2 (attrib.) dropped or to be dropped by parachute (parachute troops; parachute flare).

--v.tr. & intr. convey or descend by parachute.

Etymology: F (as PARA-(2), CHUTE(1))

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.