para·​sail·​ing ˈper-ə-ˌsā-liŋ How to pronounce parasailing (audio)
: 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 With water parks, an outlet mall, incredible dining, and beach activities like paddle boarding and parasailing, this gorgeous coastline has endless options for the grandkids to enjoy. Mary Shannon Wells, Southern Living, 28 Feb. 2024 Robbie’s Marina of Islamorada offers charter fishing trips, parasailing, boat and kayak rentals along with a restaurant and open-air market. Gwen Filosa, Miami Herald, 6 Feb. 2024 Beyond fishing, there's swimming, kayaking, parasailing, golfing, dolphin spotting, and birding to enjoy. Anne Olivia Bauso, Travel + Leisure, 9 Mar. 2023 Sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, surfing, water skiing, parasailing, tennis and badminton are all on offer too, as well as some of the most spectacular scuba diving in the world. Johanna Read, Forbes, 30 Dec. 2022 For their first date almost two years ago, Ekeler surprised her by taking her parasailing. Los Angeles Times, 26 Dec. 2022 Travelers to the islands can partake in land and water activities such as horseback riding, parasailing and of course, swimming in the clear sapphire blue waters. Karla Pope, Good Housekeeping, 13 Dec. 2022 Couch was arrested Thursday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on a warrant for one charge of manslaughter and five counts of violation of commercial parasailing statutes, the commission said. Phil Helsel, NBC News, 23 Sep. 2022 Couch did not check weather conditions prior to departing the Marathon Marina, or follow parasailing regulations, according to the FWC. Tre'vaughn Howard, CBS News, 22 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parasailing was in 1965

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“Parasailing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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