hit the silk

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From when parachutes were still made of silk.

Verb[edit]

hit the silk (third-person singular simple present hits the silk, present participle hitting the silk, simple past and past participle hit the silk)

  1. (slang) To parachute (use a parachute).
    With the engine on fire he had to punch out and hit the silk.