Definition of skydiving
: the sport of jumping from an airplane and typically executing a prolonged free fall before deploying a parachute
skydiveplay \ˈskī-ˌdīv\ intransitive verb
Recent Examples of skydiving from the Web
Tosetto won’t sponsor some activities, such as skydiving.
Having known Crowell for years, Grafton attested to his experience and passion for skydiving.
U.S. Navy SEAL fell to his death Sunday after his parachute malfunctioned during a skydiving demonstration over the Hudson River during an annual Fleet Week festival in New Jersey, Navy officials said.
Including the most recent fatality at Lodi, there have been eight wingsuit skydiving deaths in the U.S. since Jan. 1, 2011.
The method Svarovsky uses to calculate the height means Send Me to Heaven won’t work with extreme stunts, like hurling it from a cliff or take it skydiving.
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First Known Use of skydiving
SKYDIVING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of skydiving for English Language Learners
: the sport of jumping from an airplane and falling through the sky before opening a parachute
SKYDIVING Defined for Kids
Definition of skydiving for Students
: the sport of jumping from an airplane using a parachute
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