parachutist
noun Date: 1888 one that parachutes: as a. paratrooper b. a person who parachutes as a sport

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  • parachutist — [par′əsho͞ot΄ist] n. a person who descends by parachute: also parachuter * * * See parachutic. * * * …   Universalium

  • parachutist — [par′əsho͞ot΄ist] n. a person who descends by parachute: also parachuter …   English World dictionary

  • parachutist — [[t]pæ̱rəʃuːtɪst[/t]] parachutists N COUNT A parachutist is a person who jumps from an aircraft using a parachute. He was an experienced parachutist who had done over 150 jumps …   English dictionary

  • parachutist — UK [ˈpærəˌʃuːtɪst] / US [ˈperəʃutɪst] noun [countable] Word forms parachutist : singular parachutist plural parachutists someone who jumps from a plane wearing a parachute …   English dictionary

  • parachutist — parachuter par a*chut er, parachutist par a*chut ist, n. One who descends from a high altitude to the ground by means of a parachute, especially one who does so for sport or in a military operation. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parachutist — par|a|chut|ist [ˈpærəʃu:tıst] n ↑parachute, ↑parachutist someone who jumps from a plane with a parachute …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • parachutist — parachute ► NOUN ▪ a cloth canopy which allows a person or heavy object attached to it to descend slowly when dropped from a high position. ► VERB ▪ drop or cause to drop by parachute. DERIVATIVES parachutist noun. ORIGIN from French para… …   English terms dictionary

  • parachutist — noun someone who jumps from an aircraft using a parachute, especially as a sport …   Wiktionary

  • Parachutist — Pa|ra|chu|tist [...ʃy...] der; en, en <aus fr. parachutiste »Fallschirmjäger«> svw. 2↑Para …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • parachutist — par|a|chut|ist [ perəʃutıst ] noun count someone who jumps from an airplane wearing a PARACHUTE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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