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chute

noun \ˈshüt\

Simple Definition of chute

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chute

  1. 1 a :  fall 6b b :  a quick descent (as in a river) :  rapid

  2. 2 :  an inclined plane, sloping channel, or passage down or through which things may pass :  slide

  3. 3 :  parachute

  4. 4 :  spinnaker

Examples of chute in a sentence

  1. She dropped the towels into the laundry chute.

  2. children sliding down a water chute

  3. The skiers came racing down the chute.



Variants of chute

also shute \ˈshüt\

Origin of chute

French, from Old French, from cheoir to fall, from Latin cadere — more at chance


First Known Use: 1805


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chute

verb,

Definition of chute

chutedchuting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to convey by a chute

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to go in or as if in a chute

  5. 2 :  to utilize a chute (as by passing ore down it)



1884

First Known Use of chute

1884



CHUTE Defined for Kids

chute

noun \ˈshüt\

Definition of chute for Students

  1. 1 :  a tube or passage down or through which people slide or things are slid or dropped <a laundry chute> <Children slid down the chute.>

  2. 2 :  1parachute




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