parachutist

noun
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 Fortunately, the surprise arrival of the parachutist caused no damage to any players or the pitch itself. SI.com, "Man Who Parachuted Into Sassuolo vs Inter Game Claims He Didn't Realise it Was a Football Stadium," 22 Oct. 2019 Fortunately, this exercise did not include such a measure, or up to 14 parachutists would have been killed. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russian Army Vehicle Suffers a Parachute Malfunction. Gravity Takes It From There.," 26 Sep. 2019 Hundreds of other parachutists also soared over the Netherlands on Thursday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden, a 1944 land-and-airborne thrust through the country. Washington Post, "At 98, D-Day vet jumps again, with eyes on the big 100," 19 Sep. 2019 Hundreds of other parachutists also soared over the Netherlands on Thursday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden, a 1944 land-and-airborne thrust through the country. San Diego Union-Tribune, "At 98, D-Day vet jumps again, with eyes on the big 100," 19 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile, a detachment of parachutists attacked the de Valleville farm, where the Germans had stationed an artillery battery. Ron Grossman, chicagotribune.com, "‘I’d like to volunteer, sir’: Memories of D-Day live on through oral histories," 5 June 2019 Meanwhile, a detachment of parachutists attacked the de Valleville farm, where the Germans had stationed an artillery battery. Ron Grossman, Houston Chronicle, "IN THEIR OWN WORDS," 9 June 2019 Elsewhere, parachutists jumped from C-47 transporters in WWII colors and other aircraft, aiming for fields of wild flowers on the outskirts of Carentan, one of the early objectives for Allied paratroopers. Washington Post, "French beaches at dawn set scene for solemn D-Day observance," 6 June 2019 His jump Wednesday came as part of a group of about 200 parachutists re-enacting the D-Day drops into Carentan. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, "97-year-old Coronado D-Day vet jumps again in France," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of parachutist

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Parachutist.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parachutist. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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parachutist

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English Language Learners Definition of parachutist

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

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