Origin of parasailpara(chute) + sail(ing)
a kind of parachute worn for a sport (par′a·sail·ing) in which a person is pulled by a motorboat, automotive vehicle, etc. fast enough to glide high above the water or ground
to engage in such a sport
A parachute that is designed with openings or extensions to allow airflow and is towed behind an automobile or motorboat to lift a rider attached by a harness into the air.
intransitive verbpar·a·sailed, par·a·sail·ing, par·a·sails
To be pulled into the air while harnessed to such a parachute.
Origin of parasailpara(chute) sail
(third-person singular simple present parasails, present participle parasailing, simple past and past participle parasailed)
- To take part in the recreational activity of parasailing.
- It is possible to also have two people parasail at the same time, which might be a good option for a parent and an older child.
- Children who are under 9 years of age must parasail tandem with a parent or a guardian.