Meaning of PARACHUTE in English


n. & v.


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.

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

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.