The definition of a parachute is a cloth device that is used to slow the fall of a person or thing, especially from an airplane.(noun)
The canopy that floats above a skydiver at the end of the fall is an example of a parachute.
Parachute is to drop out of the sky and fall slowly with the help of a cloth device that is designed to slow a person's fall.(verb)
To fall from an airplane with a special backpack and cloth device that can slow you down is an example of parachute.
See parachute in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr: see para- (sense ) & chute
See parachute in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: : para(sol), parasol; see parasol
Origin: + chute, fall; see chute.
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