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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PARACHUTE

He knew he was falling, jerking down as the parachute ripped on the boughs.

This was attached to a parachute which, if the emergency arose, could be dropped.

He came down by parachute, without the ball in which he should have sealed himself.

He had no parachute and no life belt or Mae West suit to float him.

Your hand weapons and food supplies will be dropped by parachute as we leave.

I'll do a parachute jump into the sky, and land on an airplane!

As a parachute, it serves its purpose in a precipitate leap.

The edges of the parachute ruffle, and then it blossoms out like an opening flower.

Parachute, capsule and timing device were of good workmanship.

Indeed one afternoon they were almost discovered at work on the parachute.

WORD ORIGIN

1784 (the year the use of one first was attempted, in Paris), from French parachute, literally "that which protects against a fall," hybrid coined by French aeronaut François Blanchard (1753-1809) from para- "defense against" (see para- (2)) + chute "a fall" (see chute).

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