Parachute

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. Depending on the situation, parachutes are used with a variety of loads, including people, foo...
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parachute

[n] - rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
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Parachute

• (n.) A contrivance somewhat in the form of an umbrella, by means of which a descent may be made from a balloon, or any eminence. • (n.) A web or fold of skin which extends between the legs of certain mammals, as the flying squirrels, colugo, and phalangister.
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parachute

noun rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
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Parachute

[brand] Parachute is a brand name for a range of coconut-based hair products manufactured by Marico. ==History== Parachute is the flagship brand of Marico. Before the 1991 economic liberalisation in India the government classified vegetable oils as an essential commodity and as being in short supply, and thus ineligible for export. This mea...
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Parachute

[drugs] Parachuting is a method of swallowing drugs by rolling or folding powdered or crushed drugs in a piece of toilet paper (or other similar paper) to ingest while avoiding the taste of the chemical. It is sometimes called a `snow bomb`, especially if using cocaine. ...
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Parachute

[iPod game] Parachute is an iPod game released by Apple Inc. for various iPod models. The game is installed in the firmware. It is very similar to the Apple II game Sabotage. ==Gameplay== The objective of the game is to get as many points as possible before enemies destroy the player`s turret, which happens when a paratroopers lands on top ...
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Parachute

Par'a·chute noun [ French, from paper to ward off, guard + chute a fall. See Parry , and Chute , Chance .] 1. A contrivance somewhat in the form of an umbrella, by means of which a descent may be made from a balloon, or any eminence. 2. (Zoology...
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parachute

1. A contrivance somewhat in the form of an umbrella, by means of which a descent may be made from a balloon, or any eminence. ... 2. <zoology> A web or fold of skin which extends between the legs of certain mammals, as the flying squirrels, colugo, and phalangister. Parachutist; parachuting. Parachute = verb ... Origin: F, fr. Paper to ward ...
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Parachute

A collapsible device used to retard the descent of a falling body. Parachutes, which comprise a pack, a canopy, shroud lines and harness, may be of two basic types:-
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parachute

A collapsible umbrella-like structure used to retard movement through the air. The parachute was invented in the late-18th century, being used for descent from balloons, and made successively from canvas, silk, and nylon. When opened – either manually by pulling a ripcord or by a line attached...
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Parachute

A parachute is a rectangular or umbrella-shaped apparatus that allows a person or load attached to it to descend slowly from a height, especially from a balloon or aeroplane. The first human parachute descent was made in 1797, when Jacques Garnerin parachuted from a balloon over Paris. Folding parachutes were first used in America in 1880, and towa...
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Parachute

An apparatus used to retard free fall, consisting of a light, usually hemispherical canopy attached by cords and stored folded until deployed in descent.
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Parachute

An arrangement for insulating the fragile balance-staff against lateral shocks by mounting each of its pivots in a springy steel arm; invented by Breguet.   Click here for an example.
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parachute

Any canopied fabric device strapped to a person or a package, used to slow down descent from a high altitude, or returning spent missiles or parts to a safe speed for landing, or sometimes to aid (through braking) the landing of a plane or missile. Modern designs enable the parachutist to exercise considerable control of direction, as in skydiving....
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parachute

cloth canopy that fills with air to slow a fall
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parachute

device that slows the vertical descent of a body falling through the atmosphere or the velocity of a body moving horizontally. The parachute ... [3 related articles]
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Parachute

Parachute is slang for a parasol.
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parachute

parachute, umbrellalike device designed to retard the descent of a falling body by creating drag as it passes through the air. The development of modern aircraft has led to many experiments in the aerodynamic problems of parachute design, with the result that the parachute of today is a highly effic...
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Parachute

type of dry fly where the hackle is wound horizontally around the base of the wing like a parachute instead of vertically around the hook of the fly. This drops the body of the fly down into the surface film of the water. It is usually most effective in medium to slow moving waters.
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Parachute

type of dry fly where the hackle is wound horizontally around the base of the wing like a parachute instead of vertically around the hook of the fly. This drops the body of the fly down into the surface film of the water. It is usually most effective in medium to slow moving waters.
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Parachute

type of dry fly where the hackle is wound horizontally around the base of the wing like a parachute instead of vertically around the hook of the fly. This drops the body of the fly down into the surface film of the water. It is usually most effective in medium to slow moving waters.
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Parachute

type of dry fly where the hackle is wound horizontally around the base of the wing like a parachute instead of vertically around the hook of the fly. This drops the body of the fly down into the surface film of the water. It is usually most effective in medium to slow moving waters.
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