skydiving

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noun sky·div·ing \ ˈskī-ˌdī-viŋ \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of skydiving

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

skydive

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skydive

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skydiver

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First Known Use of skydiving

1955


SKYDIVING Defined for English Language Learners

skydiving

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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

skydiving

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noun sky·div·ing \ ˈskī-ˌdī-viŋ \

Definition of skydiving for Students

:the sport of jumping from an airplane using a parachute

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