Definition of 'parachute'
Image of 'parachute'
© Ensuper, shutterstock
Example sentences containing 'parachute'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
He's just done a parachute jump. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A parachute jump in Scotland as a student. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The one tally he did manage to keep was the number of parachute jumps he made: some 2,000. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She is also a massive adrenalin junkie and would love to do a bungee or parachute jump. The Sun (2011)In his pocket was a map of a planned parachute drop. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Each had its own harness and parachute that opened automatically during descent. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They also shot helicopter and parachuting scenes. The Sun (2012)Base jumping is parachuting from a fixed structure such as a building or a cliff. The Sun (2015)All the passengers put on a parachute and jump. The Sun (2009)And he made a parachute drop to raise cash for a forces charity. The Sun (2008)The crew parachuted from the aircraft just minutes before impact and it was then flown remotely from a chase plane. The Sun (2012)You can't be worrying if you steered your parachute badly and land in the wrong field. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is understood the pilot's parachute failed to open. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It's worse than the sound of your parachute failing to open. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Which brings me neatly to the economics of charity parachute jumps, and some stunning statistics. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The other landed by parachute. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)I then saw a parachute land. The Sun (2009)I eased my combat knife out of its sheath and leaned over to try and cut through the harness and parachute lines. The Sun (2009)You need to be strong enough to endure the shock of a parachute opening, and flexible enough to be able to land safely. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The former Parachute Regiment sniper was not overly concerned. Times, Sunday Times (2009)All three Parachute Regiment battalions are safe. The Sun (2012)More than 100,000 men stormed ashore or landed by parachute or glider in Normandy. The Sun (2014)Evidence for the scheme was said to have been discovered when a model of a dolphin wearing a parachute harness was unearthed at a Russian military installation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Ministers spent up to 800 million parachuting in consultants and temporary staff last year, despite giving big payoffs to tens of thousands of civil servants. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Trends of 'parachute'
Used Occasionally. parachute is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'parachute'
British English: parachute /ˈpærəˌʃuːt/ NOUN
A parachute is a device which enables a person to jump from an aircraft and float safely to the ground. It consists of a large piece of thin cloth attached to your body by strings.
They fell 41,000 feet before opening their parachutes.
- American English: parachute
- Arabic: مِظَلَةٌ هَبُوطٍ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pára-quedas
- Chinese: 降落伞
- Croatian: padobran
- Czech: padák
- Danish: faldskærm
- Dutch: parachute
- European Spanish: paracaídas
- Finnish: laskuvarjo
- French: parachute
- German: Fallschirm
- Greek: αλεξίπτωτο
- Italian: paracadute
- Japanese: パラシュート
- Korean: 낙하산
- Norwegian: fallskjerm
- Polish: spadochron
- European Portuguese: pára-quedas
- Romanian: parașută
- Russian: парашют
- Spanish: paracaídas
- Swedish: fallskärm
- Thai: ร่มชูชีพ
- Turkish: paraşüt
- Ukrainian: парашут
- Vietnamese: dù
British English: parachute VERB
If a person parachutes or someone parachutes them somewhere, they jump from an aircraft using a parachute.
He was a courier for the underground organisation and parachuted into enemy territory.
Definition of parachute from the Collins English Dictionary
GDPR, yanny/laurel & MadaBaka Beat: May’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this May with Robert Groves.
Ruby Chocolate, Fatberg & Right to be Forgotten: April’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this month with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.