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