skydiving
noun Date: 1957 the sport of jumping from an airplane at a moderate altitude (as 6000 feet) and executing various body maneuvers before pulling the rip cord of a parachute • skydive intransitive verbskydiver noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • skydiving — [[t]ska͟ɪdaɪvɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Skydiving is the sport of jumping out of an aeroplane and falling freely through the air before opening your parachute …   English dictionary

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  • skydiving — sky|div|ing [ˈskaıˌdaıvıŋ] n [U] the sport of jumping from a plane and falling through the sky before opening a ↑parachute >skydive v >skydiver[i] n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • skydiving — sky|div|ing [ skaı,daıvıŋ ] noun uncount the sport of jumping out of an airplane and falling for as long as possible before opening your PARACHUTE. Someone who does this is a skydiver. ╾ sky|dive verb intransitive, noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • skydiving — n. sport of parachuting, sport of jumping from an airplane and performing acrobatic stunts before opening one s parachutev. jump from an airplane and perform acrobatic stunts before opening one s parachute …   English contemporary dictionary

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