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Definition of Parachute


  1. A contrivance somewhat in the form of an umbrella, by means of which a descent may be made from a balloon, or any eminence.
  2. A web or fold of skin which extends between the legs of certain mammals, as the flying squirrels, colugo, and phalangister.

Parachute Quotations

Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time.
Margaret Mead

Kristen Bell is rare as an actress, because she's the type of actor who jumps out of a plane without a parachute - from a totally fearless place, which is really refreshing and inspiring.
Steve Antin

I did not just fall in love. I made a parachute jump.
Zora Neale Hurston

I have woven a parachute out of everything broken.
William Stafford

All right, then nobody can complain if we ask pregnant women to make parachute jumps.
Muammar al-Gaddafi
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Parachute Translations

parachute in Dutch is valscherm, parachute, springscherm
parachute in French is parachute
parachute in German is Fallschirm
parachute in Italian is paracadute
parachute in Norwegian is fallskjerm
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