parachutist

noun

para·​chut·​ist ˈper-ə-ˌshü-tist How to pronounce parachutist (audio)
ˈpa-rə-
: one that parachutes: such as
b
: a person who parachutes as a sport

Examples of parachutist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to military records reviewed by the Union-Tribune, Fitzpatrick was honorably discharged from active service in 2010 as a chief petty officer, master parachutist and instructor who had completed multiple tours overseas. Caleb Lunetta, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Oct. 2023 Evander Holyfield regains the WBA and IBF heavyweight championships from Riddick Bowe in a fight disrupted by a parachutist. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 6 Nov. 2023 Prior to Hoffner’s jump, the oldest parachutist was Sweden’s Rut Linnéa Ingegärd Larsson, per Guinness World Records, who earned the title in May 2022 at the age of 103. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 10 Oct. 2023 The center had no comment when WKMG asked if the parachutist came from their company. Stephen Smith, CBS News, 9 Oct. 2023 However, the slow and silent descent of white flakes, like battalions and brigades of parachutists, seems a constant source of wonder. Martin Weil, Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2023 Pioneers like Luana Sever, a textile artist who opened one of the first balloon repair companies, and Gladys Dawson Buroker, a barnstorming pilot, motorcyclist, wing-walker and parachutist, inspired a generation of other female balloonists after them. New York Times, 15 Aug. 2021 Army officials identified the parachutist as Sgt. CBS News, 17 Mar. 2023 There’s this dummy parachutist hanging from it. Zack Sharf, Variety, 6 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parachutist was in 1888

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“Parachutist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parachutist. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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