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 The report says all 14 parachutists on board jumped to safety during the second spinning event, which lasted nine rotations. Washington Post, "The Latest: Man who videotaped skydivers was on the plane," 22 June 2019 As the jumper exits the aircraft, the static line pulls the parachutist’s canopy free. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "U.S. Airman Falls Into Gulf During a Training Exercise and Is Still Missing," 6 Nov. 2019 The reports, via Euronews.it, also claim that the man was an experienced parachutist. SI.com, "Man Who Parachuted Into Sassuolo vs Inter Game Claims He Didn't Realise it Was a Football Stadium," 22 Oct. 2019 Two parachutists in the skies over England had a close brush with U.S. fighter jets that roared under them during a jump earlier this year, U.K. government aviation officials said. NBC News, "Two British skydivers in freefall were nearly struck by U.S. fighter jets," 12 Sep. 2019 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

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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?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=p&file=parach03. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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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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