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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 and Etymology of chute

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


First Known Use: 1805


2

chute

verb

Definition of chute

chuted

chuting

  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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