parachutenoun [ C ]uk /ˈpær.ə.ʃuːt/ us /ˈper.ə.ʃuːt/
B2 a piece of equipment made of a large piece of special cloth that is fastened to a person or thing that is dropped from an aircraft, in order to make him, her, or it fall slowly and safely to the ground
- a parachute harness
- Airborne troops were dropped by parachute behind enemy lines.
- For whatever reason his parachute failed to open.
- She's agreed to do a parachute jump for charity.
- There was a large tear in his parachute.