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chute

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noun \ˈshüt\
variants: or less commonly

Definition of chute

  1. 1a :  fall 6bb :  a quick descent (as in a river) :  rapid

  2. 2 :  an inclined plane, sloping channel, or passage down or through which things may pass :  slide

  3. 3 :  parachute

  4. 4 :  spinnaker

Examples of chute in a Sentence

  1. She dropped the towels into the laundry chute.

  2. children sliding down a water chute

  3. The skiers came racing down the chute.

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Origin and Etymology of chute

French, from Old French, from cheoir to fall, from Latin cadere — more at chance


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chute

verb

Definition of chute

chuted

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chuting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to convey by a chute

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to go in or as if in a chute

  5. 2 :  to utilize a chute (as by passing ore down it)

First Known Use of chute

1884



CHUTE Defined for English Language Learners

chute

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noun

Definition of chute for English Language Learners

  • : a narrow tube or passage that things and people go down or through


CHUTE Defined for Kids

chute

noun \ˈshüt\

Definition of chute for Students

  1. 1 :  a tube or passage down or through which people slide or things are slid or dropped a laundry chute Children slid down the chute.

  2. 2 :  1parachute



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