BASE jumping

\ ˈbās- How to pronounce BASE jumping (audio) \

Definition of BASE jumping

: the activity or sport of parachuting from a high structure (such as a building, tower, or bridge) or cliff

Other Words from BASE jumping

BASE jumper noun

First Known Use of BASE jumping

1981, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for BASE jumping

building, antenna, span, earth

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“BASE jumping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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