para·​chut·​ist | \ ˈper-ə-ˌshü-tist How to pronounce parachutist (audio) , ˈpa-rə- \

Definition of parachutist

: one that parachutes: such as
b : a person who parachutes as a sport

Examples of parachutist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By the end of his career, Svendsen had logged 6,000 flying hours, most of them in fighter aircraft, and was a parachutist as well. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, 7 Apr. 2022 Given the alarming declines in the river’s reservoirs, the flaw with the parachute analogy is that the end of the story would put the parachutist safely on the ground, Udall said. Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 17 Nov. 2021 The first wingsuit was created in 1930 by a Los Angeles parachutist who wanted to achieve more horizontal flight during his vertical skydiving. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Sep. 2021 In his three decades in uniform, Peabody picked up a graduate degree in public administration from Harvard, studied as an Olmsted Scholar in Mexico City and earned his master parachutist badge., 30 Aug. 2021 Several neighbors saw the parachutist spiraling out of control before crashing into the residence, KSBY-TV reported. Rachel Schnalzer, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2021 Tree Service answered the call to help get the unnamed parachutist out of the tree where her parachute had snagged. Tribune News Service, al, 13 July 2021 The Atascadero Police Department received reports around 4:55 p.m. July 6 that a parachutist had fallen through the roof of a residence in the 9500 block of Via Cielo. Rachel Schnalzer, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2021 Debris fell on the field and main grandstand, narrowly missing France coach Didier Deschamps, when the parachutist struck wires for an overhead camera attached to the stadium roof. CiarÁn Fahey, Star Tribune, 15 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of parachutist

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Parachutist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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