chute

Primary Meanings of chute

1.
n
sloping channel through which things can descend
2.
nv
rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
Full Definitions of chute
1

n sloping channel through which things can descend

Synonyms:
slide, slideway, sloping trough
Types:
coal chute
a chute for coal
runway
a chute down which logs can slide
water chute
chute with flowing water down which toboggans and inner tubes and people slide into a pool
Type of:
gutter, trough
a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
2

n rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall

Synonyms:
parachute
Types:
drogue, drogue chute, drogue parachute
a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly
drogue parachute
a small parachute that pulls the main parachute from its storage pack
parasail
parachute that will lift a person up into the air when it is towed by a motorboat or a car
Type of:
rescue equipment
equipment used to rescue passengers in case of emergency

v jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute

Synonyms:
jump, parachute
Types:
sky dive, skydive
jump from an airplane and perform various maneuvers before opening one's parachute
Type of:
dive, plunge, plunk
drop steeply

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