ballute

noun bal·lute \bəˈlüt, ˈbaˌlüt\

Definition of ballute

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of ballute

balloon + parachute


First Known Use: 1960


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