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Definition 1: rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for parachute in the sense of this definition

(parachute is a kind of ...) equipment used to rescue passengers in case of emergency

(... is a kind of parachute ) a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly

(... is a kind of parachute ) a small parachute that pulls the main parachute from its storage pack

(... is a kind of parachute ) parachute that will lift a person up into the air when it is towed by a motorboat or a car

(parachute is a part of ...) the umbrellalike part of a parachute that fills with air

(parachute is a part of ...) a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)

(parachute is a part of ...) a cord that is pulled to open a parachute from its pack during a descent

(parachute is a part of ...) a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute

(parachute is a part of ...) a cord used instead of a ripcord to open a parachute; the cord is attached at one end to the aircraft and temporarily attached to the pack of a parachute at the other; it opens the parachute after the jumper is clear of the plane

Definition 2: jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for parachute in the sense of this definition

(parachute is a kind of ...) drop steeply

"the stock market plunged"

(... is a kind of parachute ) jump from an airplane and perform various maneuvers before opening one's parachute

(parachute implies ...) fly in or as if in a glider plane

(parachute implies ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

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