parachutist

noun
para·​chut·​ist | \ˈper-ə-ˌshü-tist, ˈpa-rə-\

Definition of parachutist 

: one that parachutes: such as

a : paratrooper

b : a person who parachutes as a sport

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This trip is for wanna-be undercover agents and adrenaline junkies who'll race exotic supercars, jump out of planes, and get insider training from Special Operations Forces veterans—parachutists, divers, even ex-Marines. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts for the Try-Anything Traveler," 18 Oct. 2018 Catch Some Air Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee plays host to breathtaking acts featuring planes and parachutists during The Great New England Air & Space Show. BostonGlobe.com, "Five things to do around Greater Boston, July 2-15," 29 June 2018 Officials said the parachutist veered off course and collided with a barn on South Main Street on Saturday. Abigail Feldman, BostonGlobe.com, "Woman dies after parachuting crash in Orange," 4 June 2018 Emergency officials in Brevard County have called off a search for a skydiver, after receiving a report that a parachutist fell into the Indian River, according to the web site My News 13. Web Staff, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Brevard County emergency officials call off search for skydiver: report," 17 May 2018 Beltrame graduated in 1999 from Saint Cyr, France’s leading military academy, and trained as a parachutist. Stacy Meichtry, WSJ, "French Officer Slain by Terrorist Is Hailed for Saving Others," 24 Mar. 2018 Developers in the room got to see live feeds from Glass-wearing parachutists who jumped from a blimp. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Google's Goggles Now on Sale—Sort Of," 27 June 2012 This year was no exception, as parachutists descended into Bryant-Denny prior to the game, throwing the crowd into a frenzy. Joe Clarkin, ajc, "WATCH: Parachutist descends into Bryant-Denny prior to Alabama vs. LSU," 4 Nov. 2017 According to The Guardian, Victoria Cilliers was an experienced parachutist and instructor. Monique O. Madan, miamiherald, "Her skydiving parachute was tampered with. Now her husband faces attempted murder charges," 12 Oct. 2017

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parachutist was in 1888

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parachutist

noun

English Language Learners Definition of parachutist

: a person who jumps from an aircraft and uses a parachute to land

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