What is another word for parachute?

244 synonyms found


[ pˈaɹəʃˌuːt], [ pˈaɹəʃˌuːt], [ p_ˈa_ɹ_ə_ʃ_ˌuː_t]

Parachutes are essential equipment used in emergency situations in aviation and aero sports to slow down the speed of falling objects. Some synonyms for the word parachute include canopy, chute, umbrella, and wing. The term canopy describes the soft, cloth-like material that covers the frame of the parachute. Chute refers to the entire equipment used for descending from a height. An umbrella is a term used in the military to describe a parachute. It earned the name because of its resemblance to a standard umbrella. Wing is a more technical term that describes a parachute's ability to glide through the air, giving the pilot more control over their descent.

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    safety device, aerial device, aerial escape device, descending device, descent apparatus, emergency equipment, rigging system, sailplane glider.

Usage examples for Parachute

The crowd want somebody who will make a parachute jump, and all that.
"Leo the Circus Boy"
Ralph Bonehill
The parachute failed to open.
"The Foreign Hand Tie"
Gordon Randall Garrett
But the smoke cleared, and the kite balloon stayed calmly on its wire, and there was no parachute demonstration by our observers in the basket.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs

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