parachute

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See also: parachuté

English[edit]

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A man with a parachute.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French parachute, from para- (protection against) (as in parasol) and chute (fall).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

parachute (plural parachutes)

  1. (aviation) A device, generally constructed from fabric, that is designed to employ air resistance to control the fall of an object.
  2. (zoology) A web or fold of skin extending between the legs of gliding mammals, such as the flying squirrel and colugo.
  3. (BDSM) A small collar which fastens around the scrotum and from which weights can be hung.
    • 2013, Mistress Peggy Sue, Guide to Female Supremacy (page 75)
      Parachutes are usually made of leather and can be purchased through most fetish catalogs or stores catering to the BDSM scene.

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