Definition of Parachutes

1. Noun. (plural of parachute) ¹



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Definition of Parachutes

1. parachute [v] - See also: parachute

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parachutes

parachrysotile
parachrysotiles
parachurch
parachurches
parachute
parachute flare
parachute flares
parachute jumper
parachute reflex
parachuted
parachutelike
parachuter
parachuters
parachutes (current term)
parachutic
parachuting
parachutist
parachutists
parachymosin
paracinesia
paracingulate cortex
paraclade
paraclete
paracletes
paraclone
paraclones
paraclose
paracloses

Literary usage of Parachutes

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1. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1909)
"The valve provides means of throwing the heater in and out of action. parachutes The use of parachutes antedates the invention of the balloon, ..."

2. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1910)
"The valve provides means of throwing the heater in and out of action. parachutes The use of parachutes antedates the invention of the balloon, ..."

3. The American Boys Handy Book by Daniel Carter Beard (1890)
"Make the parachutes of tissue-paper cut into pieces about five inches square. ... Besides parachutes and thunderbolts, Fie. 298. FIG. 299. ..."

4. Trees that Every Child Should Know: Easy Tree Studies for All Seasons of the by Julia Ellen Rogers (1909)
"Seeds with wings sail away on the wind, and seeds with parachutes descend so slowly and gracefully that the winds carry them far out of their courses. ..."

5. Notices of Mining Machinery and Various Mechanical Appliances in Use Chiefly by William Phipps Blake (1871)
"Such contrivances are known as parachutes or safety catches. The great velocity of hoisting requires the cages to be guided in the shafts by vertical tracks ..."

6. United States Army Aircraft Production Facts by George Webber Mixter, Harold Hunter Emmons (1919)
"parachutes. One of the important accessories of the kite balloon is the ... When balloons began to be shot down, the need for parachutes developed. ..."

7. A System of Aeronautics, Comprehending Its Earliest Investigations, and by John Wise (1850)
"... —parachutes—Explosion of balloon above the clouds—Descent with it collapsed—Letter from an unknown friend about it—Ascent from Allentown, Pa. ..."

8. Wonderful Balloon Ascents: Or, The Conquest of the Skies. A History of by Fulgence Marion (1870)
"... —parachutes—AEROSTATION AT PUBLIC FETES " ON the 22nd October, 1797," says the astronomer Lalande, " at twenty-eight minutes past five, Citizen Garnerin ..."

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