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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Structure, usually made of a strong yet light fabric, having a shape similar to that of an airplane wing, and used as a kite or a device joined to heavy strings, used by someone jumping out of an airplane

Usage examples (34)
  • She drew back the parafoil and thickened the body.
  • "There was no drogue chute or parafoil," said a JPL spokesman.
  • These days we're dropping beans to troops on steerable parafoil style parachues.
  • He gripped the guidance handles of his parafoil and directed himself toward the far edge of the outcropping. for more
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