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English definition of “chute”

chute

noun [C] uk   /ʃuːt/ us  

chute noun [C] (SLIDE)

a narrow, steep slope down which objects or people can slide: a water chute a laundry chute a garbage/rubbish chute an emergency chuteStairs and lifts

chute noun [C] (CLOTH DEVICE)

informal for parachute nounBalloons and parachutes
(Definition of chute from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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