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- parachute (n.)
- 1784 (the year the use of one first was attempted, in Paris), from French parachute, literally "that which protects against a fall," hybrid coined by French aeronaut François Blanchard (1753-1809) from para- "defense against" (see para- (2)) + chute "a fall" (see chute).
PARACHUTE, a kind of large and strong umbrella, contrived to break a person's fall from an airballoon, should any accident happen to the balloon at a high elevation. ["Supplement to the Encyclopaedia or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences," Philadelphia, 1803]
- parachute (v.)
- 1807, from parachute (n.). Related: Parachuted; parachuting.
- 1. The Parachute Regiment could be forced to admit women.
- 2. He plunged 300ft to the ground when his parachute collapsed.
- 3. He was almost strangled by his parachute harness straps.
- 4. UN troops could be landed by helicopter or even by parachute.
- 5. A gust of wind caught the parachute.
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