para·​sail·​ing | \ ˈper-ə-ˌsā-liŋ How to pronounce parasailing (audio) , ˈpa-rə- \

Definition of parasailing

: the recreational sport of soaring in a parachute while being towed usually by a motorboat

Examples of parasailing in a Sentence

They went parasailing while they were on vacation.
Recent Examples on the Web Water activities that are either available on site or that can be arranged through the concierge include scuba diving and snorkeling the world famous undersea life, jet skiing, parasailing or swimming with sharks and manta rays. Laurie Werner, Forbes, 11 June 2021 Beyond fishing, there's swimming, kayaking, parasailing, golfing, dolphin spotting, and birding to enjoy. Anne Olivia Bauso, Travel + Leisure, 25 Apr. 2021 In the clip, they can be seen hiking through jungles, parasailing, horseback riding and canoeing., 9 July 2020 The rest went parasailing and a day later swam with dolphins., 17 Oct. 2019 Despite heavy quarantines across 14 Pennsylvania counties, the insect is on the move, hitchhiking on vehicles and luggage, and parasailing by swarm on breezes, sometimes showing up in vineyards by the thousands. Claire Marie Porter, WIRED, 2 Aug. 2019 Unfortunately, things quickly went awry when Malone opted to take a 10-minute parasailing ride, her brother Brendan Malone tells PEOPLE. Jason Duaine Hahn,, 27 June 2018 Chris' 19-year-old sister, Mercedez, described him as a fun-loving and adventurous boy who loved video games, mountain hiking, jet skiing, parasailing and ziplining. Jenny Jarvie,, 19 May 2018 SE Caribbean Breeze Powerboats, pontoon boats, kayaks, parasailing and guided fishing charters. Houston Chronicle, 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of parasailing

1965, in the meaning defined above

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27 Jun 2021

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“Parasailing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of parasailing

: a sport or activity in which you are pulled behind a motorboat while wearing a parachute so that you sail through the air


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