A Word A Day--Parachute




Parachute



Parachute

Pronunciation

/parəˌSHo͞ot'/

Noun & Verb

Meaning

As a noun: it's that colorful cloth (in the picture) that fills with air and allows a person attached to it, slowly come down to the ground


As a verb: drop or cause to drop from an aircraft by a parachute

Example
My dad used to parachute as a young man


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