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English definition of “parachute”

parachute

noun [C]     /ˈpær.ə.ʃuːt/ US  /ˈper-/
B2 a piece of equipment made of a large piece of special cloth that is fastened to someone or something that is dropped from an aircraft , in order to make him, her, or it fall slowly and safely to the ground Balloons and parachutes
(Definition of parachute noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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