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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 was a pilot and flying hang gliders, paragliders, aerobatics airplanes, and then I discovered skydiving. Free fall. Free. With nothing around you, just a parachute on your back. And you go down. But you don't feel like you're going down. Total freedom.
Yves Rossy

Often, M.B.A.s will parachute around from one company or industry to another, without really understanding what's behind it.
Henry Mintzberg

Coming down under a parachute is quite different as well. You hit the ground pretty hard, but all the systems work very well to keep it from hurting, so it doesn't even hurt when you hit. It was a great experience to be able to do both.
Leroy Chiao
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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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