rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
chute, parachute, jump(verb)
jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
TO descend to th ground from an airplane or other high place using a parachute; as, when the plane stalled, he parachuted safely to the ground.
A device, generally constructed from fabric, that is designed to employ air resistance to control the fall of an object.
To jump, fall, descend, etc. using such a device.
To be placed in an organisation in a position of seniority without having previous experience there.
Origin: From parachute, from para- (as in parasol) and chute.
a contrivance somewhat in the form of an umbrella, by means of which a descent may be made from a balloon, or any eminence
a web or fold of skin which extends between the legs of certain mammals, as the flying squirrels, colugo, and phalangister
Origin: [F., fr. parer to ward off, guard + chute a fall. See Parry, and Chute, Chance.]
A parachute is a device used to slow the motion of an object through an atmosphere by creating drag, or in the case of ram-air parachutes, aerodynamic lift. Parachutes are usually made out of light, strong cloth, originally silk, now most commonly nylon. Parachutes must slow an object's terminal vertical speed by a minimum 75% in order to be classified as such. Depending on the situation, parachutes are used with a variety of loads, including people, food, equipment, space capsules, and bombs. Drogue chutes are used to aid horizontal deceleration of a vehicle, or to provide stability. The word "parachute" comes from the French prefix paracete, originally from the Greek, meaning to protect against, and chute, the French word for "fall", and it was originally coined, as a hybrid word which meant literally "that which protects against a fall", by the French aeronaut François Blanchard in 1785. The earliest evidence for the parachute dates back to the Renaissance period. The oldest parachute design appears in an anonymous manuscript from 1470s Renaissance Italy, showing a free-hanging man clutching a cross bar frame attached to a conical canopy. As a safety measure, four straps run from the ends of the rods to a waist belt. The design is a marked improvement over another folio which depicts a man trying to break the force of his fall by the means of two long cloth streamers fastened to two bars which he grips with his hands. Although the surface area of the parachute design appears to be too small to offer effective resistance to the friction of the air and the wooden base-frame is superfluous and potentially harming, the revolutionary character of the new concept is obvious.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
par′a-shōōt, n. an apparatus like an umbrella for descending safely from a balloon.—v.t. and v.i. to descend by means of such.—n. Par′achutist. [Fr., for par' à chute, from Fr. parer—L. parāre, to prepare, chute, a fall—L. cadĕre.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A successful method for getting the drop on the Earth.
A device attached to people or objects used to control motion or movement through the atmosphere or space.
Parachutes currently are used by people, airplanes and there are possibilities to use them in space and for other purposes also as we evolve.Submitted by MC Harmonious on June 8, 2015
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Etymology and Origins
From the Greek para, “beyond,” and the French chute, “a fall.”
The numerical value of parachute in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of parachute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of parachute in a Sentence
I have woven a parachute out of everything broken.
We don't have data that a parachute will save you when you jump out of an airplane.
It’s low. There’s not a lot of time for anything other than to get a parachute out and to land.
Me and my groomsmen are about to jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet and just hope the parachute opens.
She got a pretty good parachute package when she left there, when I got let go of jobs, that didn't happen.
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Translations for parachute
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- paracaigudesCatalan, Valencian
- paraŝuto, paraŝutiEsperanto
- jausgailu, paraxutBasque
- پاراشوت, چتر نجاتPersian
- laskuvarjo, hypätäFinnish
- parachuter, parachuteFrench
- ejtőernyőzik, ejtőernyőHungarian
- parafalo, parashutoIdo
- 落下傘, パラシュートJapanese
- 낙하산, 落下傘Korean
- umbrella descensoriaLatin
- payung terjunMalay
- parachute, valschermDutch
- падобран, padobranSerbo-Croatian
- පැරෂුටයSinhala, Sinhalese
- fallskärm, hoppa fallskärmSwedish
- cái dùVietnamese
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