- The definition of a chute is a steep passage down or a waterfall.
An example of a chute is a steep slide at a playground.
- a waterfall
- rapids in a river
- an inclined or vertical trough or passage down which something may be slid or dropped
- a steep slide, as for tobogganing
Origin: French a fall ; from Old French cheute ; from cheoite, past participle of cheoir, to fall ; from Classical Latin cadere: see case
- chutist noun
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- An inclined trough, passage, or channel through or down which things may pass.
- A waterfall or rapid.
- A parachute.
Origin: French, a fall, alteration (influenced by chu) of Old French cheoite, from feminine past participle of cheoir, to fall, from Vulgar Latin *cadēre, from Latin cadere; see kad- in Indo-European roots. Sense 3, short for parachute.