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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 them fall slowly and safely to the groundBalloons and parachutes
(Definition of parachute noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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