parafoil

noun para·foil \ˈparəˌfȯil\

Definition of parafoil

  1. :  a self-inflating fabric device that resembles a parachute, behaves in flight like an airplane wing, is maneuverable, is capable of landing a payload at slow speed, and can be launched from the ground in a high wind like a kite

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Origin and Etymology of parafoil

para- (as in 1parachute) + -foil (as in airfoil)


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