BASE jumping

noun
\ 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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about BASE jumping

Time Traveler for BASE jumping

Time Traveler

The first known use of BASE jumping was in 1981

See more words from the same year

Statistics for BASE jumping

Cite this Entry

“BASE jumping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/BASE%20jumping. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

Comments on BASE jumping

What made you want to look up BASE jumping? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A More Exception(al) Quiz

  • hot dog  hot dog  hot dog  hot dog cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!