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Parachute   /pˈɛrəʃˌut/   Listen

Jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute.  Synonyms: chute, jump.

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"Parachute" Quotes from Famous Books

... character more distinguished than any ever seen under the old regime. These modern Olympics consist of chariot-races and wrestling, horse and foot races, ascensions of balloons, carrying three or four persons, descents from them by means of a parachute, mock-fights and aquatic tilting. After the sports of the day, come splendid illuminations, grand fire-works, pantomimes represented by two or three hundred performers, and concerts, which, aided by splendid decorations, ...
— Paris As It Was and As It Is • Francis W. Blagdon

... last season. Let me reckon them up. There were the horse, the bull, the parachute, - and the tumbler hanging on - chiefly by his toes, I believe - below the car. Very wrong, indeed, and decidedly to be stopped. But, in connexion with these and similar dangerous exhibitions, it strikes me that that portion ...
— Reprinted Pieces • Charles Dickens

... provided with boats, in which the passengers were expected to take refuge, if the ship was about to sink, so the upper decks of these air-vessels are supplied with parachutes, from which are suspended boats; and in case of accident two sailors and ten passengers are assigned to each parachute; and long practice has taught the bold craftsmen to descend gently and alight in the sea, even in stormy weather, with as much adroitness as a sea-gull. In fact, a whole population of air-sailors has grown up to manage these ships, never dreamed ...
— Caesar's Column • Ignatius Donnelly

... here he comes!" the boys called, and sure enough the big parachute, with the man dangling on it, was now coming right ...
— The Bobbsey Twins in the Country • Laura Lee Hope

Words linked to "Parachute" :   sky dive, chute, jump, shroud, harness, parasail, rescue equipment, descend, drogue parachute, dive, plunge, skydive, golden parachute, ripcord, glide, plunk, parachutist, drogue chute, come down, drogue, canopy, parachuter, go down, parachuting, static line, fall

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