parachute

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adjective Referring to an appearance or structure characterised by multiple elongated fibres or cords at one end which connect at the periphery of a cupuliform structure at the opposite end
Drug slang noun A regional term for crack cocaine, smoked PCP, heroin

parachute

  1. a fold of skin used in gliding by, for example, the flying squirrel.
  2. any structure possessed by a seed such as dandelion, which assists in dispersal by the wind.
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Eight parachuters from the Sport Activity Department of the Armed Forces took part for the first time in the union's anniversary celebrations.
Tellingly two photographs, one of German planes with parachuters and another of the Americans liberating Holland, portray Holland as a victim of foreign forces and a country that could only be saved by an even more powerful foreign ally.
For all Fortune 700 CEOs, there are 223 parachuters (defined as those who became CEO within three years of their arrival at a firm and are not founders), which is equal to 32 percent.
Warrant Officer Issa bin Zayed al-Maharbi, finished fourth in the individual competition of Rotation among the 20 parachuters participated in this game from several countries.
Eight military air force parachuters flew in the sky holding the UAE flag.
Enough Navy SEALS parachuters to fear an invasion was under way to free Edison Field from its sudden sea of red.