ballute

noun
bal·​lute | \ bəˈlüt, ˈbaˌlüt \
plural -s

Definition of ballute

: a small inflatable parachute for stabilization and deceleration of a jumper or object usually before a conventional parachute opens

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First Known Use of ballute

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ballute

balloon + parachute

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“Ballute.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ballute. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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