Synonyms for parachute

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : par-uh-shoot
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpær əˌʃut

Top 10 synonyms for parachute Other synonyms for the word parachute

Définition of parachute

Origin :
  • 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]
  • As in safety net : noun security guarantee
  • As in jump : verb leap, spring
Example sentences :
  • He knew he was falling, jerking down as the parachute ripped on the boughs.
  • Extract from : « Raiders Invisible » by Desmond Winter Hall
  • This was attached to a parachute which, if the emergency arose, could be dropped.
  • Extract from : « Lords of the Stratosphere » by Arthur J. Burks
  • He came down by parachute, without the ball in which he should have sealed himself.
  • Extract from : « Lords of the Stratosphere » by Arthur J. Burks
  • He had no parachute and no life belt or Mae West suit to float him.
  • Extract from : « A Yankee Flier Over Berlin » by Al Avery
  • Your hand weapons and food supplies will be dropped by parachute as we leave.
  • Extract from : « The Space Rover » by Edwin K. Sloat
  • I'll do a parachute jump into the sky, and land on an airplane!
  • Extract from : « Disowned » by Victor Endersby
  • As a parachute, it serves its purpose in a precipitate leap.
  • Extract from : « "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" » by Douglas English
  • The edges of the parachute ruffle, and then it blossoms out like an opening flower.
  • Extract from : « Back Home » by Eugene Wood
  • Parachute, capsule and timing device were of good workmanship.
  • Extract from : « The Good Neighbors » by Edgar Pangborn
  • Indeed one afternoon they were almost discovered at work on the parachute.
  • Extract from : « The Battle and the Breeze » by R.M. Ballantyne

Antonyms for parachute

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