skydiving


sky·div·ing

noun \-ˌdī-viŋ\

: the sport of jumping from an airplane and falling through the sky before opening a parachute

Full Definition of SKYDIVING

:  the sport of jumping from an airplane at a moderate altitude (as 6000 feet) and executing various body maneuvers before pulling the rip cord of a parachute
sky·dive \-ˌdīv\ intransitive verb
sky·div·er noun

First Known Use of SKYDIVING

1957

skydiving

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Seven-man freefall hookup.—Guy Sauvage—Agence Vandystadt/Photo Researchers

Sport of jumping from an airplane at a moderate altitude (e.g., 6,000 ft [1,800 m]) and executing various body maneuvers before pulling the rip cord of a parachute. Competitive events include jumping for style, landing with accuracy, and performing in teams (e.g., making free-fall formations). The sport parachute is designed to be more maneuverable than the safety parachute.

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