sky·​div·​ing | \ ˈskī-ˌdī-viŋ \

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 \ intransitive verb
skydive \ ˈskī-​ˌdīv \ noun
skydiver noun

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Options include fitness-y experiences like whitewater rafting, hiking, and skydiving, travel-y experiences like whale watching, hot air balloon rides, and ziplining, foodie experiences like champagne brunch cruises and winery tours, and so. Annie Daly, SELF, "7 Wellness Experiences That Are Excellent Last-Minute Gift Ideas," 21 Dec. 2018 Lindsay played Jaime Sommers, a professional tennis player who suffers a serious skydiving injury and is saved by a surgical procedure involving bionic implants. Emma Dibdin, Country Living, "Who Is Lindsay Wagner? Meet The Star of Hallmark's 'Mingle All The Way'," 1 Dec. 2018 Kym continued the skydiving tradition, renaming it Ty-diving, and took a trip with Kelly across Washington state to honor Tyler’s memory and thank the companies who donated to the foundation. Greg Bishop,, "A College QB's Suicide. A Family's Search for Answers.," 26 June 2018 The feat, while undeniably daring, in fact marked Williamson's second time skydiving — the Seattle man also also jumped from a plane on his 99th birthday, reports KIRO 7. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Seattle man celebrates 100th birthday with skydive: 'It's a real piece of cake'," 27 July 2018 The venue, planned to open at 17943 Interstate 45 in July, will offer indoor skydiving, ropes courses, climbing walls, warrior obstacle courses, warrior battle beams, tubes obstacle courses, dodgeball courts and a cafe. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park coming to The Woodlands," 14 Feb. 2018 The skydiving industry employs over 500 workers in the DeLand area. Ellie Rushing,, "Florida towns' claims to fame: We're No. 1," 3 July 2018 Fort Lauderdale has an indoor skydiving tunnel called iFly, a 14-foot in diameter wind tunnel powered by four electric motors. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "9 hot South Florida events in July," 25 June 2018 The Alaska Skydive Center is bringing you a bevy of different skydiving jumps to try: glacier jumps, helicopter jumps and a midnight solstice jump. Yoshina Okamoto, Anchorage Daily News, "Celebrating summer solstice: Here are parties and events around Alaska," 21 June 2018

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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 \

Kids Definition of skydiving

: the sport of jumping from an airplane using a parachute

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