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Noun: parachute  'per-u,shoot [N. Amer], 'pa-ru,shoot [Brit]
  1. Rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
    - chute
Verb: parachute  'per-u,shoot [N. Amer], 'pa-ru,shoot [Brit]
  1. Jump from an aeroplane and descend with a parachute
    - chute, jump
  2. Be placed in an organization in a position of seniority without having previous experience there

Derived forms: parachutes, parachuted, parachuting

Type of: dive, plunge, plunk, rescue equipment

Encyclopedia: Parachute, Colorado