pilot chute

noun

Definition of pilot chute

: a miniature parachute that is several feet in diameter and is attached to the peak of a parachute and whose function is to draw the parachute out of its pack and extend it in position for opening

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“Pilot chute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pilot%20chute. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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