Shoot Shoot, n. [F. chute. See {Chute}. Confused with shoot to let fly.] An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, etc., are caused to slide; also, a narrow passage, either natural or artificial, in a stream, where the water rushes rapidly; esp., a channel, having a swift current, connecting the ends of a bend in the stream, so as to shorten the course. [Written also {chute}, and {shute}.] [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

{To take a shoot}, to pass through a shoot instead of the main channel; to take the most direct course. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • chute — [ ʃyt ] n. f. • cheute 1360; réfect. de cheoite, p. p. fém. de choir; lat. pop. °cadecta I ♦ Le fait de choir, de tomber. A ♦ Concret 1 ♦ (Personnes) Faire une chute, une mauvaise chute. ⇒ 1. tomber; culbute, glissade, trébuchement; fam. 2. bûche …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • chute — CHUTE. s. fém. Mouvement d une chose qui tombe. Il est tombé de son haut, et a fait une lourde chute. Il est incommodé d une chute de cheval. Il fut accablé par la chute d une maison. Une chute d eau. La chute des eaux. [b]f♛/b] On appelle Chute… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Chute — may refer to: Chute (gravity), a channel down which falling materials are guided Mail chute, a chute for collecting and transporting mail within a building Chute (in North America), a cattle race, a channel for handling and sorting farm animals… …   Wikipedia

  • chûte — s. f. v. Mouvement d une chose qui tombe. Il est tombé de son haut, & a fait une lourde chûte. il est incommodé d une cheute de cheval. il fut accablé par la cheute d une maison. une cheute d eau. la cheute des eaux. On appelle, Cheute d humeurs …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Chute — Chute, n. [F. chute, prop. a fall.] 1. A framework, trough, or tube, upon or through which objects are made to slide from a higher to a lower level, or through which water passes to a wheel. [1913 Webster] 2. See {Shoot}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chute — [ʃu:t] n [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: fall , from Old French cheoir to fall ] 1.) a long narrow structure that slopes down, so that things or people can slide down it from one place to another ▪ a rubbish chute ▪ a laundry chute ▪ The pool …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chute — [ ʃut ] noun count 1. ) a tube or a smooth narrow open surface that people or things slide down: a laundry/garbage/recycling chute a swimming pool with a water chute 2. ) INFORMAL a PARACHUTE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chute — sustantivo masculino 1. Uso/registro: jergal. Inyección de droga: ponerse un chute, pegarse un chute …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • chute — (n.) 1725, American English, fall of water (earlier shoot, 1610s), from Fr. chute, from O.Fr. cheoite a fall, fem. pp. of cheoir to fall, from L. cadere (see CASE (Cf. case) (n.1)). Meaning inclined tube, trough is from 1804; that of narrow… …   Etymology dictionary

  • chute — chute; para·chute; …   English syllables

  • chute — ☆ chute1 [sho͞ot ] n. [Fr, a fall < OFr cheute < cheoite, pp. of cheoir, to fall < L cadere: see CASE1] 1. a) a waterfall b) rapids in a river 2. an inclined or vertical trough or passage down which something may be slid or dropped …   English World dictionary

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