- (aviation) A device, generally constructed from fabric, that is designed to employ air resistance to control the fall of an object.
- (zoology) A web or fold of skin extending between the legs of gliding mammals, such as the flying squirrel and colugo.
a device designed to control the fall of an object
- To jump, fall, descend, etc. using such a device.
- To be placed in an organisation in a position of seniority without having previous experience there.
to jump with a parachute
parachute m (plural parachutes)