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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

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

Instead of putting someone in prison for being a hooligan, give him a choice. He may have beaten someone up and he's got eight years, but tell him you can do eight years inside or spend five years in the Army. Put him in the Parachute Regiment, they'd soon sort him out.
David Bailey
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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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