Synonyms for parachuting

Grammar : Verb
Spell : par-uh-shoot
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpær əˌʃut

Top 10 synonyms for parachuting Other synonyms for the word parachuting

Définition of parachuting

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 jump : verb leap, spring
Example sentences :
  • Somehow I thought that parachuting was a good thing to know.
  • Extract from : « Sally Scott of the Waves » by Roy J. Snell
  • He landed badly, hitting hard enough to bruise, but thanks to the skill he had learned for parachuting, he broke no bones.
  • Extract from : « The Time Traders » by Andre Norton

Antonyms for parachuting

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