Meaning of PARACHUTE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈpærəʃu:t ]

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). & intr. convey or descend by parachute. [F (as PARA-(2), CHUTE(1))]

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