wingsuit

noun

wing·​suit ˈwiŋ-ˌsüt How to pronounce wingsuit (audio)
plural wingsuits
: a jumpsuit worn by a skydiver or BASE jumper with folds of fabric between the arms and legs that create lift when extended and allow the wearer to glide through the air over long distances
The most fun Scheffler has had in skydiving is in a wingsuit, which she describes as being a "flying squirrel." Susan Bromley
They ascend sheer rock faces using all four limbs; some of them blaze downhill on bikes or skis; some daredevils fly off the mountains in wingsuits; others actually walk a tightrope between two peaks. Walter Addiego

Word History

First Known Use

1997, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wingsuit was in 1997

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Cite this Entry

“Wingsuit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wingsuit. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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