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 In the clip, they can be seen hiking through jungles, parasailing, horseback riding and canoeing., "Bob Woodruff and Son Mack Explore Another Side of Conflict-Ridden Countries for Disney+ Travel Show," 9 July 2020 The rest went parasailing and a day later swam with dolphins., "“I’m not doing this again. Find another cook.” So the search began for an alternative family vacation. Dude ranches. Cruises. Safaris. We couldn’t reach a consensus.," 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, "This Voracious, Unstoppable Bug Is Killing Off Vineyards," 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,, "Woman Drifts for 45 Minutes in Terrifying Parasailing Accident Before Crashing, Breaking 4 Ribs," 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,, "Texas school shooting victims: Portraits of the fallen," 19 May 2018 SE Caribbean Breeze Powerboats, pontoon boats, kayaks, parasailing and guided fishing charters. Houston Chronicle, "Get out on the water: Houston-area boat rentals," 10 May 2018 Such technology can deliver bird’s-eye views of skiers hurtling down the slopes, divers exploring the sea floor, breathtaking parasailing tours and whitewater rafting. Washington Post, "Military reviews rules for helmet cams after Niger attack," 13 Mar. 2018 Seinne gets a one-on-one date parasailing, and a dozen bachelorettes hike into the wilderness on a survival-themed group date. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "TV tonight: 'The Bachelor' takes a trip," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of parasailing

1965, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jul 2020

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“Parasailing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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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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