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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A large cloth device that opens up like an umbrella and is used for slowing down a person or thing dropping from an airplane.

Usage examples (40)
  • The parachute was packed along with the pilot's emergency supplies.
  • The term parachute almost makes it seem like there's some sort of financial salvation out there for everyone.
  • Falling off a 700 story building without a parachute is a real Howler.
  • Today, a parachute is a drag chute and both crewmen were onboard the aircraft. for more
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