Meaning of “chute” in the English Dictionary

"chute" in British English

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chutenoun [ C ]

uk /ʃuːt/ us /ʃuːt/

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 chute

chute noun [ C ] (CLOTH DEVICE)

informal for parachute noun

(Definition of “chute” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chute" in American English

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chutenoun [ C ]

us /ʃut/

chute noun [ C ] (SLIDE)

a narrow, steep slide for objects or people to go down:

The garbage chute empties into a big bin.
We had to use the emergency chute to get out of the plane.

chute noun [ C ] (CLOTH DEVICE)

short form ofparachute

(Definition of “chute” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)