The definition of a chute is a steep passage down or a waterfall.(noun)
An example of a chute is a steep slide at a playground.
See chute in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr, a fall < OFr cheute < cheoite, pp. of cheoir, to fall < L cadere: see case
See chute in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French, a fall
Origin: , alteration (influenced by chu)
Origin: of Old French cheoite
Origin: , from
Origin: feminine past participle of cheoir, to fall
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *cadēre
Origin: , from Latin cadere; see kad- in Indo-European roots
Origin: . Sense 3, short for parachute.
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