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parachute (verb), parachutes; parachuted; parachuting
1. To jump or to leap from a flying vehicle while wearing a device designed to retard the progress of the person during the drop towards the earth: On the weekend, Horace would go to the airfield to parachute with his friends who were in the air force.
2. Etymology: from French parachute; from para-, "defense against" + -chute, "a fall."
This entry is located in the following unit: Words of French origin (page 7)