parasailing
noun Date: 1967 the recreational sport of soaring in a parachute while being towed usually by a motorboat

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  • Parasailing — Parasailing, also known as parascending, is a recreational activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a specially designed parachute, known as a parasail. The boat then drives off, carrying the… …   Wikipedia

  • parasailing — |pàràséilingue| s. m. [Esporte] Atividade esportiva em que o praticante, sendo rebocado por um barco, é elevado através de um paraquedas.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa, de para[chute], paraquedas + sail, vela, viagem de barco, velejar, navegar …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • parasailing — ► NOUN ▪ the sport of gliding through the air wearing an open parachute while being towed by a motor boat. DERIVATIVES parasail noun & verb …   English terms dictionary

  • Parasailing — Drei Personen vor dem Start mit Parasailing Ausrüstung (Gurte, Weste und Hacken) Parasailing ist ein seit Mitte der 1970er Jahre gebräuchlicher Begriff für das Fliegen mit einem steuerbaren Fallschirm hinter einem Fahrzeug, insbesondere einem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Parasailing — Pa|ra|sai|ling [ pærəseɪlɪŋ], das; s [engl. parasailing, aus: para , in Zus. kurz für parachute = Fallschirm u. sailing = das Segeln]: Freizeitsport, bei dem eine von einem Motorboot o. Ä. gezogene Person mit einem fallschirmartigen Segel über… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • parasailing — /par euh say ling/, n. the sport of soaring while harnessed to a parasail that is towed by a motorboat, car, or other fast moving vehicle, from which one often releases oneself to float freely. Also, para sailing. Also called parakiting. [PARA 3… …   Universalium

  • parasailing — noun A recreational activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a specially designed parachute, known as a parasail. Syn: parascending …   Wiktionary

  • parasailing — par|a|sail|ing [ˈpærəˌseılıŋ] n [U] a sport in which you wear a ↑parachute and are pulled behind a motor boat so that you fly through the air …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Parasailing — Pa|ra|sai|ling [ pærəseiliŋ] das; s <zu engl. parachute »Fallschirm« u. to sail »segeln«> Freizeitsport, bei dem ein von einem Motorboot gezogener Sportler mit einem fallschirmartigen Segel über größere Meeres od. Flussstrecken fliegt …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • parasailing — par|a|sail|ing [ perə,seılıŋ ] noun uncount a sport in which you move through the air wearing a PARACHUTE while being pulled by a boat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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