chute

16 ENTRIES FOUND:

1chute

noun \ˈshüt\

: a narrow tube or passage that things and people go down or through

Full Definition of CHUTE

1
a :  fall 6b
b :  a quick descent (as in a river) :  rapid
2
:  an inclined plane, sloping channel, or passage down or through which things may pass :  slide
3
:  parachute
4
:  spinnaker

Variants of CHUTE

chute also shute \ˈshüt\

Examples of CHUTE

  1. She dropped the towels into the laundry chute.
  2. children sliding down a water chute
  3. The skiers came racing down the chute.

Origin of CHUTE

French, from Old French, from cheoir to fall, from Latin cadere — more at chance
First Known Use: 1805

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

2chute

verb
chut·edchut·ing

Definition of CHUTE

transitive verb
:  to convey by a chute
intransitive verb
1
:  to go in or as if in a chute
2
:  to utilize a chute (as by passing ore down it)

First Known Use of CHUTE

1884

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