Meaning of PARACHUTE in English


[para.chute] n [F, fr. para- (as in parasol) + chute fall--more at chute] (1785) 1: a device for slowing the descent of a person or object through the air that consists of a usu. hemispherical fabric canopy beneath which the person or object is suspended

2: patagium

3: a device or structure suggestive of a parachute in form, use, or operation -- para.chut.ic adj

[2]parachute vb -chut.ed ; vt (1809): to convey by means of a parachute ~ vi: to descend by means of a parachute

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