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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For Murr, a ferret skydiving, to commemorate his recent excursion. Daniel Menegaz,, "The most hilarious moments from Impractical Jokers," 9 Aug. 2019 The sheriff’s office said Swales had purchased a skydiving package and the dive was going as planned until the pair approached the landing area. Fox News, "UK tourist dies in skydiving crash near Arizona's Grand Canyon," 11 Sep. 2019 Her passions throughout her life included skydiving, swimming, triathlons, coaching, hiking, photography, soap making, sewing, knitting, gardening and painting., "Amanda Ruth Corwin," 8 Sep. 2019 In the other case, a skydiving instructor, Donald Zarda, also claimed he was fired for being gay. Time, "Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Legalize Workplace Discrimination Against Gay Employees," 25 Aug. 2019 After donning a Batman costume and Virtual Reality headset, they were led to a skydiving simulator, allowing them to fly over Gotham City. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Comic-Con’s ever-expanding universe: At 50, the show is bigger than ever," 17 July 2019 More: Remake of Novi Expo site would include Carvana store, iFLY indoor skydiving simulator More: Are there enough people to fill downtown Detroit condos, apartments? Detroit Free Press, "Homes are next for former Livonia swim club site," 19 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of skydiving

1955, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of skydiving

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


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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