skydiving

noun
sky·​div·​ing | \ ˈskī-ˌdī-viŋ How to pronounce skydiving (audio) \

Definition of skydiving

: the sport of jumping from an airplane and typically executing a prolonged free fall before deploying a parachute

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Other Words from skydiving

skydive \ ˈskī-​ˌdīv How to pronounce skydive (audio) \ intransitive verb
skydive \ ˈskī-​ˌdīv How to pronounce skydive (audio) \ noun
skydiver noun

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Danny Shirley, lead singer for country rock band Confederate Railroad, which lost out on two gigs because of its name and logo The number of teeth found inside the mouth of a 7-year-old boy who had been complaining of jaw pain Indoor skydiving? Doug Criss, CNN, "5 things to know for August 2: Politics, SEALs, Saudi Arabia, Cyntoia Brown, climate," 2 Aug. 2019 One of the busiest businesses at the airport is Go Jump Oceanside, which offers skydiving. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Oceanside gets grant to resurface runway, taxiway at city airport," 22 July 2019 The Indoor Skydiving Trump Donation Experience uses a giant wind turbine to simulate skydiving while also sucking all the money out of your pockets and shooting it into a life-sized replica of President Trump’s pockets. Rex Huppke, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Welcome to Donald Trump’s Big Dumb Fourth of July Festival of Narcissism! A real show of farce.," 3 July 2019 Around the same time, Don was also discovering his passion for skydiving, first as a hobby and then as a career. Melissa Zarda, Time, "My Brother Was Fired After Revealing He Was Gay. Now I'm Continuing His Fight at the Supreme Court," 1 July 2019 In 2014, Don died in an accident that occurred while BASE jumping (similar to skydiving, but more extreme). Melissa Zarda, Time, "My Brother Was Fired After Revealing He Was Gay. Now I'm Continuing His Fight at the Supreme Court," 1 July 2019 Authorities are continuing to investigate the skydiving accident. Charlie Brennan, The Mercury News, "Fourth skydiving death at Colorado airport in less than a year under investigation," 29 June 2019 Jordan Tehero of Hawaii's Kauai Island was a budding videographer who fell in love with skydiving. baltimoresun.com, "Marylander was among 11 who died in Hawaii crash; safety agency calls for tighter skydiving flight rules," 25 June 2019 Bird's-eye view As an alternative to skydiving, Galveston visitors can also take the opportunity to see a bird's-eye view of the island via a helicopter ride. Houston Chronicle, "Get the thrills with sky-high experiences," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of skydiving

1955, in the meaning defined above

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skydiving

noun

English Language Learners Definition of skydiving

: the sport of jumping from an airplane and falling through the sky before opening a parachute

skydiving

noun
sky·​div·​ing | \ ˈskī-ˌdī-viŋ How to pronounce skydiving (audio) \

Kids Definition of skydiving

: the sport of jumping from an airplane using a parachute

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