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: laundry chute
- a steep slide, as for tobogganing
Origin of chuteFr, a fall from Old French cheute from cheoite, past participle of cheoir, to fall from Classical Latin cadere: see case
- a. An inclined trough, passage, or channel through or down which things may pass.b. A narrow, usually fenced passage for horses or cattle.c. A usually straight extension of one side of an oval racetrack, used to start certain longer races so that the finish line can be kept on a straightaway in front of the stands or clubhouse.d. A gated stall that is used to hold and release animals into an open area, especially horses and steers being ridden in a rodeo.
- A waterfall or rapid.
- A parachute.
verbchut·ed, chut·ing, chutes
To convey or deposit by a chute.
To go or descend by a chute.
Origin of chuteFrench 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
OriginSee also: chuté
From French chute