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Parachute

Par´a`chute   Pronunciation: păr´å`shŌt or păr´å`shųt
n.1.
1.A device made of a piece of cloth, usually silk, attached to multiple chords fastened to a harness; when attached to a person or object falling through the air, it opens from a folded configuration into an umbrella-shaped form, thus slowing the rate of descent so that a safe descent and landing may be made through the air from an airplane, balloon, or other high point. It is commonly used for descending to the ground from a flying airplane, as for military operations (as of airborne troops) or in an emergency, or for sport. In the case of use as a sport, the descent from an airplane by parachute is called sky diving. Some older versions of parachute were more rigid, and were shaped somewhat in the form of an umbrella.
2.(Zool.) A web or fold of skin which extends between the legs of certain mammals, as the flying squirrels, colugo, and phalangister.
v. i.1.TO descend to th ground from an airplane or other high place using a parachute; as, when the plane stalled, he parachuted safely to the ground.
golden parachute
a generous set of financial benefits, including severance pay, provided by contract to a high-level corporate employee in the event s/he is dismissed or his/her job is lost in a corporate takeover or merger; also, the contract providing for such benefits.
drogue parachute
a small parachute that is first released and opened in order to more reliably deploy a larger parachute. Also called drogue.
Noun1.Parachuteparachute - rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
Synonyms: chute
Verb1.parachute - jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
Synonyms: jump
To dream that you are in a parachute, signifies that you have protection and security during a time in which many risks and turmoil surround you. Alternatively, it may also imply that it is time to bail out of a situation or abandon an old idea/habit. To dream that you have difficulties with a parachute, denotes that you will be let down by someone you relied on and trusted.Mae West, bail out, breeches buoy, brolly, buoy, cascade, cataract, chute, collapse, come down, cork jacket, crash, descend, dip down, dive, down, drogue chute, drop, drop down, drop off, ejection capsule, ejection seat, ejector seat, fall, fall down, fall off, go down, go downhill, gravitate, harness, jump, life belt, life buoy, life jacket, life net, life preserver, life raft, life ring, life vest, lifeboat, lifeline, lose altitude, nose-dive, pack, parachute jump, pitch, plop, plummet, plump, plunge, plunk, pounce, pounce on, pounce upon, pour down, precipitate, rain, rubber dinghy, safety belt, shroud lines, skin-dive, sky dive, sky-dive, sound, stoop, swoop, swoop down, take a header, trend downward, umbrella, vent, water wings
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